Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. This is the last day to join in! And thank you Becky for the opportunity to post some of my many flower portraits.
day 30

Peony

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her.
day 27

Nerine bowdenii / Guernsey Lily

The genus Nerine, named after the sea nymphs of Greek mythology, belongs to the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family of herbaceous perennials, as do daffodils and snowdrops, although the flowers look more like lilies. Their native home is South Africa, especially the Drakensberg mountains. There are about 30 species, but only a couple are reliably hardy outdoors in the Britain — N. bowdenii and N. undulata.

They make a welcome splash of colour (white, red and pinks) to the autumn border, flowering from September to November. I just love these sparkling pink and white ones.

Square in September

Becky from “A life of a 40 something” is posting a flower a day throughout September, in the square format. She’d love you to join her.
day 24

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’

Crocosmia grow like weeds in the hedgerows down here in Cornwall, but their leaves become very tatty. I have a couple of more elegant varieties in my garden including the red ‘Lucifer’ and another tall orange one (no name), and this one is very desirable. [Seen at Beth Chatto nursery]