Airy and graceful, Verbena bonariensis is a great flower to attract butterflies to the garden.
A stunning pink water lily – what more can I say!
Bees love the brightly coloured dahlias, as do the earwigs (you can see one inside the flower!)
We had a terrific thunderstorm today, along with heavy rain. I took this picture of the agapanthus after the storm and love the sparkly bokeh created by the raindrops.
The Passion flowers are really enjoying all the warm, sunny weather we have been having recently. They are such exquisite works of art!
Cheltenham borough council have planted 75,000 square metres of wildflowers in the local parks. This particular patch had a mix of seeds which included Flanders poppies to commemorate the centenary of WWI, Ammi majus (Bishops Flower), red flax and cosmos. These urban wildflower meadows are so uplifting to look at and the insects were loving them too. Well done Cheltenham BC – may other councils follow your example!
This is trailing fuchsia ‘Harry Gray’, which is a prolific flowerer from late spring to autumn. The flowers always remind me of little ballerinas!
The lilies have finally opened, despite the torrential rain, and the scent is heavenly!
I love cutting flowers from the garden to bring into the house. I recently bought this cute little basket and bottles recently and decided to go with a purple colour theme of this arrangement, which includes Thalictrum, scabious, lavender, poppy, fennel, allium.
The rich colours of this Rudbeckia look like chocolate! The cone-shaped centre of this flower attracts bees and butterflies and give it the common name of ‘coneflower’.