11 Jul 2014

Redhot Pokers

The first of my Redhot pokers have just started to bloom; they do rather well in one of my dryer south facing borders. I planted them over 10 years ago and they were mostly a strong red colour, but now thy have self seeded into more orange and yellows./Ray

7 Jul 2014


My Showy Lady's Slipper orchid is still blooming in a shady part of the garden. Also found a D. maculata orchid blooming in the local forest. It's nice to see a few of these wild orchids still around.

5 Jul 2014


The roses in my garden have bloomed well this year despite my neglet of them, thier scent is delightful as I walk through the garden to tend to my auriculas./Ray


28 Jun 2014


Foxglove & Gillenia trifoliata
We have a very good display of Foxgloves this year, these biannuals pop up all over the garden.

20 Jun 2014

A tired parent

A pair of Blue Tits have been working hard to feed their offspring, this particular parent is looking a bit ragged with the effort of feeding the ever demanding young. Swedish 'Hönökaka' has proved very popular with this young one.

18 Jun 2014

Irises' in full bloom

Pride of Kent
Some of my collection of Irises' have now come into full bloom, they make a good display at this time of year.