Flowers on Friday

On a trip down to the Lizard peninsula last Saturday (before the horrid rain and wind re-appeared) I discovered a whole lot of Geranium sanguineum, (common names bloody crane’s-bill or bloody geranium) that I didn’t see last year. These lovely vivid magenta-pink flowers with palmately-lobed leaves are so much nicer than the Herb Robert and Shining Cranesbill that colonise my garden. Though I do have some of these growing in my gravel garden that were bought from a nursery.

“Oh, do not frown,
Upon this crown
Of green pinks and blue geranium”

– Louisa May Alcott, “Dear Grif”

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

17 thoughts on “Flowers on Friday

  1. So very beautiful . . .suspect they are looking very battered now. is this rain and wind ever going to stop?! dare I ask about the conservatory?

      1. You do have a vivid imagination! No hare, just a rock, though we sadly found a dead baby bunny in our garden the other day. No injuries other than no eyes… pecked out by a crow perhaps? 😦

    1. We have had some sunny bits of days this week, but it has also been cold at times.The wind is causing more damage than the rain! And touch wood the conservatory is OK, but then it is the winter driving rain that causes the problem.

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