Tuesday, 15 May 2007

A Rainbow Of Colour At Barleycorn May 2007.









7 comments:

RUTH said...

What a clever post. Love the flowers and the bumble on the Cornflower is brilliant.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you very much, Ruth. I love the bumblies. They keep me company with their soothing hum.

smilnsigh said...

I'm wondering what the first photo, is of? Colorful leaves, instead of flowers, I think...

Mari-Nanci

shirl said...

Hi Wildlife Gardener,

I popped in to see if you had a post for Bloom Day. I love the colours of your plants - your photos do them great justice.

I particularly like the Photinia Red Robin photo. That is a plant I have considered growing many times. I am moving things around at the moment so maybe I’ll find a space for it this time. I bet it would look great as an informal hedge!

Dilly said...

PLEASE have look at photo on Dilly blog- not know name of flower. Can help?

Kate said...

I love the Camassia blooms as well as the Hesperis and the Centaurea with bee as an additional bonus.

Your flowers are beautiful... and you take brilliant pictures!!

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome, smilnsigh. The first photo is of a very striking shrub called Photinia Red Robin. It is hardy enough for us to grow here, whereas I'd love to have Japanese acers...the stunning one called Red Dragon would be great because it stays red throughout the summer....but the foliage would be burned black by the fierce winter winds out here.

If you click on my photos they will enlarge, and if you have the cursor over them, the name comes up. :)

Hi, shirl! I agree, it would make a stunning hedge. Thank you for your very encouraging comments.

Welcome, dilly, and thank youi for introducing yourself. I will certainly have a look on your blog to see if I can help identify your flower.

Hello again, Kate, and welcome. Thank you very much for the compliments. I love the colours in the camassias too...very dreamy indigo/violet...and the bumblies are just great, aren't they? They just get on with it, no fuss.