‘High Hopes’ is a climbing rose in my garden. Not sure this should be flowering in November, but I am enjoying the memory of the summer garden and a rare glimpse of the sun!


Climbing Rose 'High Hopes.

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” James Matthew Barrie

Pelargoniums are tender plants used as bedding or houseplants. Pelargoniums are commonly and incorrectly known as geraniums, however, geraniums are hardy herbaceous plants. The subtle pink flush of this Pelargonium is so delicate and feminine and makes a great macro image.

Pink Pelargonium

The clematis Dr Ruppel is looking stunning in my garden at the moment and has so many flowers on it. It is a strong climber with large striped flowers and the centre is very attractive. It’s got its head in the sun and roots in the shade so is very happy.

Dr Ruppel Clematis

Sadly, the tulips are past their best now, but remain beautiful to the end.  I thought this one with its floppy petals, still had an ethereal quality which I just had to photograph.

White Tulip, showing stamens stigma

The lilies in my Mother’s Day bouquet are flowering and the scent is absolutely divine!

In this abstract macro I have tried to capture the subtle colour and delicateness of the petals.

Macro of lily petal

I didn’t get round to planting these bulbs until after Christmas, so they are only just beginning to flower. This is a delicate, miniature iris, small, but beautifully formed with velvety petals and striking markings.

Iris reticulata