WILDFLOWERS in and around Gwinear's graveyards

The teddies ate teddy crisps too, and then looked at the wildflowers
Absolutely gorgeous are the snowdrops around the Churchyard and Yard two just west of the church.
The green Alexander leaves appear early in the year.They are found along the roadside outside the church.
Navelwort or Pennywort in the photo above is to be found on the boundary wall near the gate.
Black spleenwort
Cymbalaria muralis, or Ivy -leaved toadflax below, is not a native plant. It spreads around crevices in walls.
The leaves by the roadside at the lych gate are beautiful.
Celandines look gorgeous on the grass around midday when mingled among blue speedwells.
Primroses abound in Spring.
Wild violets abound in the churchyards and yards two and three. A burial mound in churchyard three is first covered with wild violets, then with Bird's- foot -trefoil. (nicknamed 'Granny's toenails.)
Most of the foxgloves are in Yard Two.
Alkanet is in flower from early Springtime. The roots are used to make a purple dye.
Primroses line the path.
Celandine and Speedwell abound when the grass is not cut.
There are three large patches of Sweet violets in yard 2.
Poppies, yellow rattle, lavatera, etc. Cut everything right back in autumn and scarify whole area gently so that poppies come up in next year.
In the churchyard there is a large area of Ajuga or Bugle near the Ogee arched gate to the Old Vicarage. It comes into flower in May.
Zippy likes Gwinear Church because we have Wild Cornish bees in the belfry! He is the brave leader below who was first to zip down from the church tower.
The bees live behind the 5th century louvred windows on the east side of the tower. This bear abseiled up on a hunt for the sweet smelling honey. As he zips down he can smell the honey.
Angel bear is zipping down from the belfry roof! NO HONEY SMELL YET. Oh dear, no honey but.....Roz and Jenny made bear shaped delicious honey sandwiches for our picnic!
Zippy among Germander Speedwell and buttercups.
Ox-eye daisies and foxgloves near John Harvey's tomb.
This was a surpise, one circle of crocus-like florets suddenly appearing at the end of June 2016 on a grave to the right of Gwinear church porch. Just one stem rising from the grass. There were no leaves in sight, but they may have been present among the wild daffodils which covered this grave in March.

It re-appeared in 2018.

It is too early for Autumn crocus to be flowering but fits the description given to such circles of florets which seem to be dancing amid the grass.
-'Naked ladies.'
May is the time to find Meadow Sweet behring the benches in the Victorian churchyard.
Red Campion and buttercups in the Victorian Churchyard is lovely in church for May weddings.
Snow bunting has made one appearance in YARD TWO
Part of the delight of caring for a Living Churchyard.
Potentilla aurea, or Cinquefoil.
The five petalled flower peeps out from among dense foliage.
Ox-eye daisies, Red campion and buttercups in early June in the Victorian Churchyard.
Scarlet Pimpernel can be glimpsed.
July is the time for Enchanter’s Nightshade all around Victorian yard 2.
A Peacock Butterfly on a large Buddleia in August in Victorian yard two.
July flowering Cat’s ear or Hawkbit?...on the churchyard path.
Hemp agrimony

Referred to as 'Raspberries and cream,' this plant flowers from late July in Cornwall. To be found in yard two.

Tansy in Victorian yard two in August.
LInaria purpuria, or Purple toadflax just appeared in a shady corner against a memorial near the East gate.
Enchanter's Nightshade is even outside the gate of yard two.
Celandines and speedwells cover the grass in Spring.
Violets abound. One burial mound in yard three is first covered in Violets, then it turns yellow with Bird''s foot trefoil , nicknamed Granny's toes!
Alkanet's vivid blue flowers bloom from March onwards.
Strong Spring growth in the Victorian Churchyard.
Red Campion adds to midsummer colour.
Meadow sweet in yard two near the benches.
Cinquefoil peeps out among dense foliage.
Ajuga covers the ground over alarge area near the Ogee arch which leads into the Old Vicarage.
'Naked ladies'
Ox-eye daisies near John Harvey's tomb.

Huge daisies in Victorian churchyard two.

Peacock butterfly on Buddleia in Victorian yard two.
HEMP AGRIMONY, described as 'raspberries and cream'.
In yard three, Scarlet Pimpernel, Common Purple Vetch and Mouse eared Hawkweed.
Elder in flower next to the Alders by the Lych gate.
Umbrella-like, or umbelliferous Yarrow
Achillea, or Yarrow, a white umbelliferous flower, has held on to the corner near the porch and battled with the lawn mower since it was listed in a survey of wildflowers in 1992.. In late July this year, 2016 in the photo below, there are three other wildflowers blooming, and in spring there are speedwells and primroses there.
Below on the left is Evening primrose, then Hart's tongue fern behind the shuttlecock-like Dryopteris filix mas fern; vivid blue pollinator Viper's ' bugloss, and below, yellow Stonecrop flowers among the grit on John Harvey's tomb.
Tiny Dryopteris filix mas or male ferns.

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