(click to enlarge to full size) A large deciduous shrub with grey-felted shoots. Grey-hairy leaves, flowers: pendent saucer-shaped purple-blue on long stalks. Commonly known as: Chinese lantern, Flowering maple, Parlour maple.
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 gardenContinue reading “garden photography: a rose garden”
(click to enlarge to full size) VIBURNUM tinus
In May I’m looking for Wild flowers (This month I want to see native wild flowers found in the hedgerows, woodlands, farmland, meadows, by the coast, up a mountain, on the heath and even in your own garden. Basically those plants that haven’t been planted, but occur naturally, although specifically planted wild flower meadows can be included. Wild flowersContinue reading “garden photography: wild roses”
Seen in New Zealand along the unpaved coast road to Ruapuke Beach, North Island. These shrubs were just growing alongside the road and caught my eye because of their beautiful violet-blue flowers. On getting closer I noticed that they have a very sweet honey-like subtle perfume. I thought that maybe it was a tea-tree / mānuka/kāhikatoa species,Continue reading “Psoralea pinnata”