Hiking, Wildflowers
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Summer has arrived in South Cumbria

Grassgarth village, Cumbria www.photogardener blog.com

Rambling through the delightful hill and dale scenery of the southern Lake District the other day I chanced upon the tiny hamlet of Grassgarth, near Ings, and this typical image of the English summer.

Whilst the east of the country is suffering rain and cold winds, the west is enjoying ‘flaming June’ in all its summer glory. The frothy, semi-natural vergeside planting and cosy-looking cottages set off by Clematis montana scrambling through the garden hedge made me feel that summer has well and truly arrived. The hot sunshine helped too! The question is (as ever)…will it last?

A simple iPhone shot – I tend to leave the SLR at home and travel light when I’m out walking with friends.


  1. A lovely shot – just what is that beautiful red flower in the foreground I wonder? It must be a poppy of some kind. It doesn’t seem to mind the tall grass in the slightest.

    • Thanks Joanna. The flowers are poppies mixed in with cow parsley on a sort of island grass verge – I’m not sure whether the verge has been planted up by the locals or is just a happy self-seeded accident 🙂

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