I don’t actually have many orange flowers in my garden as it isn’t one of my favourite colours but I do love marigolds and monbretia so I have both of those.
Here is the monbretia
And a close up of one of the flowers.
The monbretia has been there a long time. I think I may have brought it with me from my previous house.
Marigolds however are annuals and the first time I tried to plant them, a few years ago, the slugs ate up the seedlings before they had hardly come through but about eighteen months ago I tried again.
This time I had lots (some yellow which I will show you in a later post) .
One time I was out there and I found a fly resting inside.
And a close up –
Another time it was a moth
Look at the delicate colouring
This year I didn’t plant any but they have seeded themselve and come up between the paving slabs.