Macro Monday #91

(click to enlarge to full size) “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us” ~ Iris Murdoch

the bees knees

One In Trelissick Garden near Truro, I came across a patch of these flowers Giant scabious (Cephalaria gigantea) which can grow to a whopping 2.5m so if you buy this plant then make sure it is at the back of the border. Two What drew my attention to them wasn’t the actual flower, pretty as it is,…

Garden Portrait: Le Jardin des Cinq Sens

The garden itself is inspired by the romantic settings of medieval mazes consisting of several intimate gardens with evocative names with an invitation to awake the senses: ‘Jardin du Goût’ (the Taste Garden), ‘Jardin de l’Odorat’ (the Scented Garden), ‘Cloître de plantes médicinales’ (the Cloister of Medicinal Plants), ‘Prairie Alpine’ (the Alpine Meadow), etc. It…

Macro Monday #89

(click to enlarge to full size) Alstroemeria are tuberous perennials originating from South America. Commonly known as Peruvian Lilies or lily of the Incas. Beautifully spotted and marked perennials  in a whole range of colours including bright reds and oranges they will flower between June and October.    

Bee #6

Heading for the honeysuckle

Bee #4

packing the panniers on the phacelia

Bee #3

Upside down bee foraging on the borage.