Macro Monday #95

(click to enlarge to full size) Rosa x oderata Mutabilis is an old tea rose with a light fragrance. She is repeat flowering and ideal for hedging and loved by bees. The pointed flame-coloured buds, open to butterfly-like, coppery-yellow, single flowers on airy growth; changing to pink and finally coppery-crimson. Requires a warm, protected position.

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

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.    

Macro Monday #87

(click to enlarge to full size) I only wish my clematis would grow like this, smothered in blooms. This was seen growing on a wall in Mousehole. It’s mauvish-crimson colour screams at you and the silky, velvety iridescent flowers are majestic as you get close to them. Though I do now see that something has…

Macro Monday #85

(click to enlarge to full size) Hebe ‘Silver Queen’ (Hebe elliptica ‘Variegata’) has variegated yellow and green leaves and a deep rich violet-blue flower which appears in summer and in the late autumn / winter. Attracts hoverflies too – though I didn’t see the chappy in the right-hand corner until viewing this image on the…

Macro Monday #84

(click to enlarge to full size) Melianthus major or honey flower is one of 6 species that are indigenous to South Africa. The exotic looking plant has gorgeous serrated leaves with pleated centres and has bright red flowers which cluster at the base of the leaves. The plant is also known as “don’t-touch-me-bush”  in South…

Plant Portrait

(click to enlarge to full size) I often walk around my garden with my camera in one hand and secateurs in the other.  This little moth / butterfly was very busy swooping down on my hardy geraniums that I couldn’t get a clear shot. But I quite like the movement in this one and hope…