Tuesday, 1 June 2010

A blaze of colour

My lasting memories of the Isles of Scilly will always be the terrific rocky coast line around the Isles, and the continuous blaze of colour where ever you went.
    The colour of the sea in a multitude of sandy bays, the blossom on the trees and shrubs, but mostly the flowers, many from hot climate countries that have self seeded from collections in gardens and have now naturalized all over the Islands. Here is just a small sample of that colour, the Golden Pheasant were wondering around the gardens on Tresco, (no Petel Tresco not Tesco, this was better value for money)

Some of the above were in the Abbey gardens Tresco, some growing wild, the list is too long to mention, but we found Freesia and Gladiolus growing wild  by the road side or coastal paths, obviously seeded from cultivation farms, but it was quite amazing to find them.

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