ALONG THE WEST CORK ROADSIDES

Along the road between the little seaside villages of Schull and Ballydehob in West Cork, the growth of wild flowers is at this moment so luxurious and beautiful that it is just like driving through a beautiful park. Bravo for not cutting or using herbicides on these roadsides. This, at the moment is very much discussed in Ireland. We want our roadsides to be beautiful, but most of all we want to take care of the disappearing bees and other insects, we realise how urgent this is today. The beauty of flowers along the roads lifts the heart of even the most unobservant driver, because you cannot but notice the wealth of it all. Today I was able to take a few shots of these roadside wild plants and flowers. Here are just some of them.

A beautiful sky, a little breeze, and a meadow full of damp loving wild plants (as this meadow is wettish) Besides thistles there was quite a bit of water figwort, ragged robin, and lots of sorrel.
Schull is a little, but very popular seaside village. This is a view out to sea. The water is usually full of yachts and boats and in summer there is lots of activity going on here.

23 thoughts on “ALONG THE WEST CORK ROADSIDES

  1. I saw Montbretia growing wild in Cornwall last summer but have since learned that in Britain it is illegal to plant it in the countryside or deliberately let it out of your garden as it is invasive.

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  2. Love all the wildflowers! They are all very similar to what my parents have this time of year in the northeast U.S. (no fuchsia, alas). I always really liked finding the Fox and Cubs–my mom called it Devil’s Paintbrush. One of my other favorites for this time of year is the Flower-of-an-Hour…love your blog! Keep posting!

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