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Cyclamen Glory at Holy Cross September 2020

Cyclamen at Holy Cross Churchyard

With the arrival of Autumn there is an abundance of cyclamen forming carpets across the churchyard of Holy Cross in Binstead. The cyclamen (family Primulaceae) is a hardy little plant that will bloom from now all through the winter, then become dormant again in the spring and summer.

It seems to favour growing next to the memorials and monuments.

A nearby cluster of attractive fungi is another indication that Autumn is upon us.

There is a magnificent yew tree (taxus baccata) at the rear of the church and the chest tombs underneath its great branches are already being smattered with bright red berries.



The churchyard at Holy Cross is a very beautiful, peaceful location and is well maintained by the church. It is definitely worth a gentle stroll through at any time of year.


Photos by Kate MacDonell September 2020





























Photos by Kate MacDonell