I am trying to make my garden more ‘easy care’ as I feel myself getting older and that has meant getting rid of a lot of plants and have not yet decided on the new planting. So going out into the garden, it seems rather bare but I looked around for a few things to photograph.
The tulips in the pot stand out.A lovely star shape when open.My camera does macro so lets look closer.The leucojum have been out for a while. I think they are wanting to take over: a sort or large snowdrop.Now I have removed the Lavatera, on the grounds of too much pruning being needed, my scilla siberica can be seen,such dainty flowers.I had to get rid of the japonica some years ago when it got infested by some sort of web creating insect. But it has come back.And of course they are very small and hardly noticed at first but there are the forget-me nots.Later I went down town to the city parks, ostensibly to photograph my favourite fence for the next theme week for Monochrome Madness – great collection this week – do go and look! but it was such a lovely day I decided I could go and photograph the dainty Magnolia stellata.They have interesting centres too.There is a rockery garden in the nearby park so I went to have a look.