Lots of country walking has led me to neglect our garden, at least in the photographic sense, but today I got around to checking it over - once the rain had ceased.
The petals of our Pasque Flowers, Pulsatilla vulgaris, a species native to Northants, have long since withered and gone but these plants have a second phase of beauty. The styles become elongated and feathery, forming a globular seed head, allowing seeds to be distributed by the wind. Around the garden are lots of seedlings from last year's flowers and I am able to give them away to friends.
|The seed heads of pasque flowers are attractive in their own right.|
Stefen Hill, Daventry. 25 May, 2018
Mauve Erinus alpinus in our front garden at Stefen Hill,
Daventry. 15 May, 2018
Aquilegias offer a contrast in height. Stefen Hill, Daventry.
15 May, 2018
The flowers merit a closer look and have clearly evolved for long-tongued
insects. Stefen Hill, Daventry. 25 May, 2018
It is apparently from Mongolia but Sedum hybridum is happy in Daventry.
Stefen Hill. 25 May, 2018
Not spectacular and not particularly photogenic but Sophora prostrata is
a plant I cherish. Stefen Hill, Daventry. 25 May, 2018