And a few quick photos

It may not be to everyone’s taste, but I like my gardens sprawling and a little untidy…

SONY DSC

Plants should feel that they can overflow their borders…

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

And in extreme cases, make friends with a different plant in the flower bed across the path!

SONY DSC

That’s the curry plant, completely taking over the gravel path and reaching out to a friendly lavender.

The curry plant is just one of the scented plants in our front garden – it’s a little dominant at the moment but stand a little to one side of the garden and you get the perfume of the ceanothus; elsewhere and it’s lavender, or thyme, or the hardy salvia. One of the great pleasures of visiting other gardens is catching a scent of something heady and unfamiliar and trying to track it down.

A couple of close-ups to finish – a large and very happy bumble bee on the ceanothus:

SONY DSC

Though there are more damselflies in the front garden than bees at the moment, but they’re much harder to photograph!

And the honeysuckle I mentioned in my previous post:

SONY DSC

Happy Summer Solstice!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Gardening, Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to And a few quick photos

  1. Benjamin says:

    Beautiful! Sometimes we concentrate so much on the visual beauty and tasty treats that come from the garden, we forget about the wonderful smells. They say our sense of smell is the one most strongly tied to memory; one whiff of honeysuckle and I’m instantly transported back to my grandmother’s house. Cheers, Ben

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s