Late Summer Flowers
By August Sark’s wildflowers are not usually at their best with the spring blooms long gone and many of the later flowers looking parched. The unusually heavy rainfall this summer though has had a positive effect on Sark’s landscape which has a lush greenness not often seen in late summer. On the cliff tops heather and wild thyme have created splashes of purple and mauve that is dappled with the bright yellow of ragwort and the frothy white blooms of wild carrot. Along the lanes wood sage and cat’s ear speckle the hedgerows with their various shades of yellow dotted with the vivid purply-blue of sheep’s-bit. In the meadows that haven’t been cut yet red clover and camomile are thriving and all around the island honeysuckle is in bloom scenting the air with its wonderful fragrance.
Pictures shown clockwise from top left:
Wild carrot & wood sage
Heather on L’Eperquerie
Honeysuckle on Little Sark