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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). NotContinue reading “garden photography: so sweet”
Welcome to the first month of the Garden Photo Challenge. This challenge is designed to challenge ourselves with the type of photos we take in and around a garden, to focus on things we might not notice, to consider different angles and to take time to frame and compose an image so that every photoContinue reading “garden photography: orange peel”
Crinums have big funnel-shaped blooms in clusters of up to 10 flowers festooning flower stalks up to 60cm tall. They have an incredibly sweet scent and a long blooming period.
Cosmos atrosanguineus derives its Latin name from its colour of dried blood – but the plant’s popular name, chocolate cosmos, comes from its incredible chocolate fragrance Another lovely fragrant flower in my favourite colour, it really does smell of chocolate… and vanilla! I rescued three of these plants from the market this summer when they wereContinue reading “Chocolate Cosmos”