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Members' Blogs - Week 13 of Lockdown


Once again photos taken in our garden, as we are still not venturing out.

We have a lot of different day lilies, their colours are so striking. Here are a few, all nameless I’m afraid, as I’ve misplaced the records of plants we have purchased over the years.

A very strong large flowered orange day lily.

And a good salmon coloured one, just coming out, with the wind damaged crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ behind.


Roses in evening sunlight.

A Mediterranean corner with olive tree, mint and geraniums.

Summer colours - geraniums again.

And again!

Rosemary, parsley, apple mint and lavender.

Peter and Margaret

We tried taking some close ups on our recent walk. Not quite got the hang of it yet but here are some of the results.

Burnet Moths.

Willow Herb.

Oxford Ragwort.

Pine Cones.


After all the sweat and toil it's time to sit down and enjoy.


This first photo is Brachlyglottis aptly named 'Sunshine'.

And this photo is an eccentric corner of my garden.


This week I thought I would limit the photos to the ones taken at the NGS open day at the Oliver Ford Garden on Sunday. It was a real pleasure to be able to get out and visit another garden. The garden was a really interesting mix of very formal areas with secluded woodland and semi wild areas.

A number of really interesting ornamental trees and mature japanese acers in an evocative woodland glen.

We were a little late for the meadow which had just been cut. Bob the owner was unable to give us a name for the pink barked tree since when he bought it it was just described as a big tree with pink bark.

Not quite sure what the figures on the bird bath are up to. Maybe better left to the imagination...

Whilst there wasn't the obligatory cake for sale we were able to buy a cup of coffee and the rain stayed away.

It's well worth a visit if you get the chance.


Some foxglove pictures.

The foxgloves that have survived the recent storms are growing ever taller. Another wildflower to join.

One self-seeded plant is using the fruit cage net for support.

Others that have been damaged I could have used to demonstrate negative geotropism when teaching biology.