Category Archives: flowers

Abingdon in Bloom at the end of June

When the town council discussed the arrangements for the 2021 Summer floral displays they resolved that the colour scheme should be vibrant throughout the town. Here are some of those floral displays:

* Roysse Court

* Market Place

* Broad Street and Old Station Yard

* St Helen’s Wharf in sunshine

*┬áSt Helen’s Wharf in shade

South Quay- Wild Flower Explosion


Along South Quay in Abingdon the brambles have been replaced by wild flowers.

There are blue cornflowers next to red poppies,

mauve mallows in white clouds,

yellow and green.

Somebody must have cleared the verge and bombed the area with wild flowers to create this explosion.

Flowers before Rain in St Ethelwold’s Garden

A week ago there was a notice on the gate of St Ethelwold’s Houses to say that the garden would be closed from Monday to Wednesday this week for the installation of an irrigation system. The notices have been taken down and I did not see any signs of irrigation work. Perhaps it went quicker than planned. Last night it rained a lot and flattened some plants. The tulips had already been shedding their bright petals in St Ethelwold’s garden.

These pictures were taken before the rain:




A new notice has appeared saying there will be a Gong Bath in the Sanctuary.