Wet Crocosmia - June 2020
It was an awful grey wet day for my photo shoot in dad's garden this week, but there was still some colour to be found beneath the grey clouds.
My first stop was at this budding Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Crocosmia curtonus), which provided a colourful platform for the raindrops.
Tiny Bloomers - June 2020
Next stop on my journey around the garden were the tiny blue flowers of a Lacecap Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) bush. They were hardly noticeable to the naked eye, but really rather beautiful when viewed through a macro lens.
Inner View - June 2020
The Daylilies (Hemerocallis) had been quite prolific this year, and this variety, 'Inner View', was coming to the end of its run.
Butterfly Bush - June 2020
Meanwhile, the Butterfly Bushes (Buddleia) were only just beginning to bloom, and would hopefully be attracting some bug life to the garden soon.
Common Honeysuckle - June 2020
The yellow and white flowers of the Common Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) were displaying nicely this year, and even looked good in their bedraggled, raindrop laden state...
Lavender - June 2020
...as did the pretty blooms of the Lavender (Lavandula).
Dropping Off - June 2020
Rose 'Peace' (Rosa) was still producing big yellow flowers, which were also looking particularly pretty whilst covered in rain.
Bramble Beginnings - June 2020
Something much less welcome in the garden were the Brambles (Rubus fruticosus) that seemed to be popping up all over the place again, despite a concerted effort to remove them. At least their ripening fruit would eventually offer the wildlife something to nibble on.
Beautiful Berries - June 2020
There were much prettier berries on view on the Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) bushes. I'm not sure if anything eats these bright orange berries, but something should if they taste as good as they look.
Berry Formation - June 2020
Finally, it was only a few weeks ago that the Pyracantha bushes were full of blossom, and now they'd begun to convert those blooms into berries.
So this week I went with Wet Crocosmia as my Image of the Week simply because it brought some much needed colour into a miserable wet and grey summer day...