Iris ‘Katharine Hodgkin’ – perfection in miniature. Well worth spending 15 minutes getting cold knees to admire her.
Spring is here – cold knees again, but for a blast of golden sunshine.
Early sunshine brings out the butterflies. In this case, mating orange-tips.
Normal weather resumes, dampening the petals (but not the brilliant colour) of the beautiful Meconopsis.
As always, July brings bright colours to the ‘late summer border’ (sounds considerably grander than it is!)
Rhapsody in blue – the hard-working and beautiful Aster x frikartii ‘Monch’ is a star in the front garden, starting in late July and going on until the end of September.
Almost as beautiful as a flower in the garden – the garden spider. I wish I was as keen on their cousins, the house spider – as it’s around September that these monstrous beasties make themselves known in the house.
What better advert is there for allowing ivy to grow in your garden? A red admiral enjoying some late October sun.
Early November sees the brilliant colours of witch hazel leaves shine through the dull days.
A New Year’s Eve rose – Tess of the D’Urbervilles.