Sedum flowers are the bees must-have food at the moment! The flowers are not even fully out and the bees are crawling all over them. Sedums are a wonderful plant to have in the garden, as they have so much to offer for three quarters of the year. The young lush shoots in the spring, the beautiful flowers, followed by the seed heads which look superb covered in frost.
The nicotianas are a riot of colour at the moment and as evening draws near, the smell they emit is divine!
I grew these from seed – actually they were in a packet labelled busy lizzie, but I could tell they weren’t! I have way more than I need, but they have made such an impact on the garden.
Japanese Anemones are hardy perennials which, left unchecked, would slowly take over the garden. They are so pretty when in flower though that I forgive them! After flowering I will dig up and remove quite a lot of the plants to control them.
Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think;
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink!
In the language of flowers the sweet pea means delicate or blissful pleasure.
A stunning pink water lily – what more can I say!
Stumbled across this gateway in the Cotswolds today. The beautiful honey-coloured Cotswold stone-wall, dripping with climbing roses was such an idyllic scene.
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!
As it’s name suggests, this beautiful little flower is Britain’s most common orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii, but it always feels special to find these in the wild.
I love sedums, they grow so well in our garden and require little attention. This is a low-growing, evergreen sedum which the bees have been buzzing around all day. After flowering I cut off the dead flower heads and pull up some of the plant if it spreads too far.