An evergreen perennial which produces highly scented pink flowers from late spring into summer.
My Easter cactus has been rather obliging this year, actually flowering over the Easter weekend. It has been a mass of blooms and looked absolutely stunning! It has been good to get back into some macro flower photography after the winter!
I love the clusters of tiny pink and white flowers on Viburnum Tinus, which will flower its heart out throughout the depths of winter. Although some people might consider this too common to have in their garden, it is such an easy shrub to grow, performing well in a variety of aspects, it is well-worth a place in your garden.
The Arbutus unedo tree flowering in my garden at the moment is a great source of food for both bees and butterflies. Captured this rather grumpy looking Red Admiral butterfly enjoying the nectar today! The tree will carry on flowering for quite a few weeks and at the same time, the fruit from last year’s flowers will ripen. It is quite a stunning sight!
The flowers of Nerine bowdenii brighten up the dullest days of autumn with their wavy pink petals. The leaves appear after the flowers. These flowers have been in my garden for over 16 years and reliably flower every autumn without any fuss. The gardening manuals say they hate disturbance, but I divided them up last year without any ill-effects.