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.
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.
Spent the day working in the garden and before I cut the lawn, thought I would take a photo of all the lovely daisies growing in the grass.
This little Osteospermum flower was waiting for the sun to shine after the rain. These flowers do best in sunny situations, when they open fully.
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.
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.
This is probably my favourite British wild flower. It takes me right back to my childhood when they were a common sight in fields and we used to pick them by the handful and stuff them into jam jars filled with water. I grow these from seed many years ago and they have happily spread themselves around the garden.
When cowslips and primroses grow in close proximity to one another, they cross pollinate to produce an interesting variation called a false oxlip – in a true oxlip, the flowers droop to one side.
I couldn’t resist buying these pretty violas to put in some pots, their little faces are so appealing!
These large white daffodils with their frilly trumpets and yellow glow inside, are looking absolutely stunning in the garden at the moment.
My Camellia shrub has loads of flower buds this year, but unfortunately something has nibbled the ends of the buds so that when the flowers open, the petals have scalloped edges! I suspect a snail is the culprit. This one appears to be unscathed.