Scabious and the Bug
Yellow Scabious Cephalaria gigantea I started to photograph this flower whilst it was still a bud, then going back to it to capture it as it developed. During...
posted on June 30, 2011
Nursery web spider
Nusery web spider Pisaura mirabilis In an effort to make mating less hazardous, the male will catch an insect, wrap it up and carry it around until he finds a...
posted on June 28, 2011
My Veggie Garden (The Allotment)
An allotment garden, often called simply an allotment, is a plot of land made available for individual, non-professional gardening. Such plots are formed by...
posted on June 27, 2011
Clematis bud opens
This is right outside my door, so each time I go out I am fascinated by what is happening to these flowers.
posted on June 26, 2011
Shots in the night garden
You may remember that I experimented with shooting at night in the garden using flash at around this time last year.
posted on June 25, 2011
Lime Tree Avenue
Lime Tree Avenue in Clumber Park, Worksop, is the longest of its kind in Europe. Planted in about 1840, it is almost 2 miles long and consists of 1,296 common...
posted on June 24, 2011
What do you think of this one?
This pale pink Fuchsia looks great against the dark hedge, but I think it looks washed out and insipid against the riot of colour in the border.
posted on June 22, 2011
Cors Goch SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) Anglesey. A beautiful example of the Anglesey fens, nestling in a shallow valley below limestone...
posted on June 21, 2011
Spent the day on Anglesey. What a wonderful place for a midsummer wander.
posted on June 20, 2011
Who is eating my Mullein?
Mullein moth caterpillar ( Shargacucullia verbasci ) Mullein ( Verbascum thapsus ) Common Mullein leaves, which are oblong and stalkless, may be up to 40...
posted on June 19, 2011
For Marsha (lookagain) on her Birthday
Clematis tangutica “Bill McKenzie” bud. Marsha, I had hoped to find a meaningful quote for you, but the birthday quotes I found are just too cheesy. So I will...
posted on June 18, 2011
Happy Birthday Paolo
A shot from my last week's visit to the Midlands. The walled garden at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.
posted on June 15, 2011
Various varieties of lettuce grown in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park. Lettuce Lactuva sativa The earliest depiction of lettuce is in the carvings at...
posted on June 14, 2011
Daisy Field 1
Oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare I came across this amazing field of Oxeye Daisies flowering with Vipers' Bugloss Echium vulgare . I took lots of shots, so more...
posted on June 12, 2011