Well, it all happens in June. In addition to an my wedding anniversary last week, this week I had a big birthday, and to cheer myself up I requested a macro lens as my present. And what a toy! My first foray into the world of macro photography was Wordless Wednesday’s Allium Hair, and today I’ve had great fun getting up close and personal with my June blooms.
In the interests of keeping this to a manageable length, I’ve decided this month’s edit should only include either plants I’ve grown from seed, or blooms bearing a ‘bug’. So I’ve started with my beautiful, soft pink Astrantia Roma, together with visiting bee.
Next my sweet peas. I’m growing more and more each year, and this year they’re all along the back of the Swing Beds, in pots by the front door and in the veg plot. I’m really only interested in flowers with scent, and this year chose Matucana
Prince Edward of York
As well as four more from mixes from English Sweet Peas – ‘Fresh Air Mix‘ and ‘Parfumiere Mix‘. Unfortunately I don’t know the names of the individual varieties
As well as sweet peas, I’m growing a lot of other annuals for cutting, including Cosmos Rubenza (a little short for cutting but I love the slightly smoky pink)
and Click Cranberries.
A couple of ‘greens’, Molucella laevis and Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridis’
A couple of oranges, Helianthus Claret
and Calendula Bronze Beauty
and a couple sown last year – Digitalis Camelot Cream
and Knautia macedonica
And to finish, another bug. I think this is the caterpillar of the Rusty Tussock Moth, Orgyia antiqua, chewing a hole in my rose bud. Sigh.
With thanks again to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the GBBD meme.