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 the thin soil.
Limonium is completely unrelated to lavender and unfortunately has none of the aromatic fragrance! I sell both dried flowers (commercially grown) in my shop at daisyshop.co.uk and have noticed that Limonium does retain the fragrance of the sea to some extent!
Revisiting the Sea pink flowers
The sea pinks have all but gone over – just the occasional colourful flower nodding amongst the seed heads on the cliff.