Thursday, 30 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 82

I think this is some kind of maple. I like the shape of the leaves. 

Monday, 27 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 79

What to do if you don't have a front garden. These lobelia and snapdragons are growing out of the cracks between the houses and the pavement. And I was pleased with my solitary little pansy. 

Sunday, 26 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 78

There's a determined little pansy growing in a crack in our drive. What a pretty little face! 

365 pictures - Day 77

Our rowan tree's flowers have gone over now, and the berries are swelling. I think they turn orange or maybe yellow - I can never remember. It'll be a nice surprise when it happens. 

Friday, 24 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 76

We got this hypericum from the bargain shelf in the garden centre in a fairly bad state. Last year, when we put it in, it put on an enormous amount of growth and had two lots of flowers and big fat berries. This year, it's gearing up for the same performance. Now that's what I call a bargain!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 75

Some pretty roses I found outside the voting station. A gorgeous contrast!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 74

Our climbing rose has started flowering. This one's called Graham Thomas. Lots of buds to look forward to! 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 73

A drain cover - very picturesque. But this pretty campanula is flowering away down there. It's in the front gardens along the road, and it seems to have made an escape down the drain too. I like this kind of enterprising plant 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Sunday, 19 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 71

This is a glorious rose, with big peachy blooms. It's called 'Pat Austin', from David Austin Roses. A lovely gentle fragrance too. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 69

Some pretty honeysuckle in flower. Set against a scorching June sky (ha ha). It smelled glorious too, but it seems that my phone won't capture that. 😜

Thursday, 16 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 68

Some beautiful elderflowers. They always strike me as really quite decadent. Not sure why. Maybe they look kind of overloaded and Victorian. 

365 pictures- Day 67

Wild roses. Growing wild. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 66

I found another silver birch today, one with delicate dissected leaves. Very pretty!

Monday, 13 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 65

All our hardy geraniums are flowering now, and these rich pink ones are stunning! 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 64

These silver birch have lovely bright trunks, and the foliage is so floaty and light. Pretty!

Saturday, 11 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 63

These pretty alliums (I think they might be the Christophii variety) have a slightly metallic effect to the petals. The lavender sets the colour off perfectly. 

Friday, 10 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 62

The geraniums in the middle border are flowering themselves silly now, and these rogue poppies keep popping up all over. Very pretty, and the bees are mad for all these flowers!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 61

More buttercups and daisies. And green, green grass. It's beautiful. 
We used to sing a hymn when I was at primary school, called 'Daisies Are Our Silver, Buttercups Our Gold', and sights like this always remind me of that. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Monday, 6 June 2016

365 pictures -Day 58

These alliums have been enjoyed by all the bees and insects, and are entering their next stage now. The flowers dry up, close and rise again to point upwards, like lots of mad little fairy turrets. 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 56

A walk by the river today, with the lush green banks reflecting in the water. 

Friday, 3 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 55

This red hawthorn is in a garden centre car park close to where we live. It's a different variety to ours - a double-flowered one. Quite spectacular!

Thursday, 2 June 2016

365 pictures - Day 54

The rowan tree in our garden is opening its flowers now. They have that lovely white flower smell, and the flowers are such a froth. The first year, there was only a couple of flower heads, but now it's much more prolific. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016