Tag Archives: Seaford Head

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    Aerial views of the Sussex Coast

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by in Outings

    Some time ago Mike and I went for a flight in a light aircraft along the South Coast between Shoreham and Eastbourne. Flying along the Seven Sisters Great views of the Cuckmere Valley and two lighthouses As you can see we had a fantastic flight along the South Coast in the August sunshine, with great […]

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    Tide Mills – a lovely spot for photographing wildflowers

    Posted on September 13, 2015 by in Nature, Walks

    Spotting wildflowers on a local walk Tide Mills is the site of a ruined village in a historic coastal area between Seaford and Newhaven, which is popular with walkers. There were plenty of wildflowers to be seen when I visited in August. After parking off the A259, the path skirts a couple of fields as […]

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    Limonium vulgare | Sea lavender

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by in Wildflowers

    Spotting sea lavender on Seaford Head A brisk walk up Seaford Head today, visiting the beach on the way. These chalk cliffs are the start of the famous Seven Sisters. The purple Limonium flowers are in bloom It is August and the sea lavender is flowering in the low grass kept down by rabbits on […]

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    Armeria maritima | Thrift

    Posted on March 9, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    Pink pincushions of wildflowers Living near the seaside, I see a lot of sea pinks aka thrift. The cushions of foliage look very soft and comfy, and the compound flowers always seem so profuse. The wildflowers grow happily in the chalk cliffs at Seaford, unaffected by the strong winds and sea salt. Read more about […]

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    A walk near Belle Tout lighthouse

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by in Walks

    Two flowers spotted on a February walk along the Seven Sisters Belle Tout lighthouse is on the South coast of Sussex, just West of Eastbourne. As it was one of the first sunny days of the year, Mike and I decided to take the kids for a walk. We parked at Birling Gap and walked […]

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    Silene vulgaris | bladder campion

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    White balloon-like wildflowers Spotted in an open patch of long grass next to the footpath, this white flower has a bulbous calyx and flowers which are about 2cm across. The leaves are apparently prized as a vegetable in Spain.  

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    Veronica Chamaedrys | Speedwell

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    I love the tiny blue flowers of speedwell Each short-lived flower is about 1cm across and sky blue in colour, with a few flowers per spike. There is a white centre, and it has prominent stamens. The flowers are so eyecatching among the fresh green grass. In the language of flowers it is associated with […]

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    Sunny Seaford by the Sea

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Environment

    Britain has been beset by storms for what seems like weeks, and today was the first sunny day in a while. We live on the South Coast, and the world and his wife seemed to be on our local seafront today to catch some rays and assess the damage. The steps and breakwaters were covered […]

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    Wednesday Walks

    Posted on February 16, 2014 by in Walks

    Mike and I live in a spectacular spot and are aware that we don’t get enough exercise, hence Wednesday Walks! Last week, we were reluctant to go too far afield, because the weather was horrendous. Having just had a delivery from Riverford the day before including our favourite homity pies, we decided to take them […]

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    Bellis perennis | Daisy

    Posted on February 2, 2014 by in Wildflowers

    Daisy flowers have many names This common white flower with an iconic yellow centre is known common daisy, lawn daisy, English daisy and bruisewort. I hear that historically it was traditional to mash up flowers & apply to broken veins in face to improve complexion. I have no idea whether this has any modern validity! […]

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