garden photography: so sweet

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’ (This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. ) My last summer essence is another scented flower. The sweet-pea (Lathyrus odoratus). Not…

Macro Monday #25

(click to enlarge to full size) Irises in my garden (I. pseudacorus is a vigorous herbaceous perennial forming extensive colonies to 1.5m in height, with bright yellow flowers up to 10cm in width, the falls with brown veining in the centre, in mid and late summer. Common names: Iris Aquatica. Iris lutia. Yellow Flag. Yellow Iris….

garden photography: luscious lilies

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’ (This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. ) More scent this week, and a flower that shouts summer to me. Lilies….

garden photography: in the heat of the moment

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’ (This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. ) The next association I have with summer is heat – not necessarily the…

garden photography: a rose garden

June is all about ‘the essence of summer’ (This month I want to see what summer means to you. Still focussing on the garden or parkland let your photographs tell me your story of summer-time wherever in the world you live. ) My first thoughts about this month’s challenge was that summer in a garden…

Garden Portrait: Nymans

Late summer and a break in the awful wet weather enabled me to pop along to Nymans Garden in West Sussex. My main reason for visiting was to look at the summer borders in the Wall Garden encouraged by Gilly of Lucid Gypsy and capture some of the late summer colours. Of course I couldn’t…

Garden Portrait: RHS Wisley part 2

Since I had taken so many photographs on my August visit,  I have split the Wisley post into two parts. This week we have a look at the Model Gardens, which aim to inspire those of us with normal sized plots, the Hilltop Borders and the Walled Gardens, finishing with the Loggia and Canal. (Part One is…

Happy Hibiscus – Blue Bird

Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems like a good idea to spread some blooms across the Internet. I am more than happy to join in.

Garden Portrait: RHS Wisley part 1

Visiting RHS Wisley, the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society, is always a delight. No matter what month. So when an opportunity arose that would enable me to revisit my favourite garden I jumped at it. My last visit was on a cold December morning in 2013 so it was a real pleasure to return on a…

Flower Portrait: Macro Delight

My first attempts at using my new macro lens and I know these are far from perfect, but I felt they were good enough to share. I have a steep learning curve ahead of me! Nalinki at Angles and Views has started #flowersoverflowers where we can share our favourite blossoms of the week. It seems…