Thursday, 31 July 2014

Harebells


The pale mauve, thin-stemmed bell-like flowers of the Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) are a lot tougher than they look.  This little tumble of bells was growing in the corner of a wall in the ruined nave of Bolton Priory. The plants like dry, thin, poor soil so they can successfully colonise old walls. They look rather pretty, nodding in the breeze. They were one of my mum's favourite flowers and I have a bone china mug decorated with them, that reminds me of her every time I use it.

PS: Just read your comments.... OK, Betsy - here you are.... isn't it sweet?

10 comments:

  1. I love flowers like this...gorgeous! Now...I want to see your mug! :)

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  2. Oh, that's just the cutest mug ever! Love the blue bell flowers, little violets and those adorable little mice. I can see why you love it...and then to have it remind you of your sweet mum is just the cherry on top!

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  3. What beautiful little flowers !

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  4. It seems that your mug is a favorite.

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  5. Pretty blue flowers. The mug is so lovely.

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  6. Beautiful little flowers and I ADORE that mug! Such a nice trip to Bolton Priory.

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