It is thought that this plant originally came from the Balkans. It has been in Britain since the 16th Century. This is a popular cottage garden plant, which self-seeds and is mainly pollinated by beetles.
Month: June 2018
Pretty as a peony
Peonies always look beautiful in floral arrangements.
Ferns – prehistoric & future plants
Many of the species of fern we have today date from 145 million years ago. The first ferns appeared 360 million years ago. In the first picture, you can see the tiny spores behind the fronds. Ferns do not seed or flower.
Ferns remove toxic chemicals from indoor spaces. They have been used by NASA to prevent sick building syndrome – “If man is to move into closed environments, on Earth or in space, he must take along nature’s life support system.” Plants.
These beautiful little poppies in different pastel shades, like hues of sugared almonds are called Papaver rhoeas ‘Mother of Pearl.’
They were selected by the famous painter and gardener, Cedric Morris. He used to collect different colours from hedges and fields.
Bees & Daisies
A bee on purple salvia and a meadow of Marguerite daisies.
Goslings at play
With their soft, fluffy feathers, big eyes and tiny wings, goslings are endearing to watch waddling about under the protective gaze of their parents.
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