Garden Portrait: Edinburgh Botanic Garden

It is almost 9 months since my visit to Edinburgh, where I finally met the restless lady who takes us on regular walks in the north-east of England and the Algarve where she spends all most some of her time. After a morning of walking the streets of the city we got on a bus…

Garden Portrait: Glamis Castle Italian Garden

In addition to the Walled Garden is the more formally designed Italian Garden, close to the actual castle. The garden  was laid out by Countess Cecilia, the Queen Mother’s mother, c.1910 to designs by Arthur Castings. The fan-shaped parterres of formal beds are separated by gravel walks. Between the two gardens lies the Pinetum which was planted c.1870…

Garden Portrait: Glamis Castle Walled Garden

Glamis Castle lies in Angus, Scotland and is probably best known as the childhood home of the Queen Mother (Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon). At the age of four her father inherited the Earldom of Strathmore and Kinghorne and with it Glamis Castle and the family spent some of their time there. It is the setting for…

garden photography: little lanterns

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) The Chilean Lantern Tree (Crinodendron hookerianum) is unsurprisingly a genus from Chile.  Crinodendron are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with leathery, dark green leaves and…

garden photography: covered in velvet

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) ‘Velvet-Sage’ (salvia-leucantha) is an evergreen subshrub to 1.2m in height, with narrowly lance-shaped leaves white beneath, and small white flowers with conspicuous downy purple clayces….

garden photography: in a spin

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla) is a species in the genus Aloe that is endemic to the Kingdom of Lesotho in the Drakensberg mountains. It…

garden photography: a turquoise flower

During September I want to see your favourite flowers. (This month I’m looking at flower portraits – showcase a flower that you are particularly fond of or one that is unusual) I have a lot of flower portraits on this site so I am going to use this month to showcase some of the more…

September flowers

Or do you have a different favourite in September? 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.