Glory-of-the-snow

Scilla forbesii – A bit late for this one really, as the flowering period is now over. But one of the early spring flowering bulbs. Double-click to enlarge image. © Peter Hillman ♦ 27th March 2020 ♦ Front garden, South Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200

Beautiful Blue

This is a Panola … a cross between a pansy and a viola. I planted them last autumn in some pots to give the garden a little winter colour, and they are still going beautifully. I like to challenge myself in photography, and I try to aim to refrain from cropping where possible, but I… Read More Beautiful Blue

Cuckooflower

Cardamine pratensis – Also called Lady’s-smock. When I first eyed this lovely flower on my allowed ‘once a day’ excercise walk, it took my breath clean away, I was so bedazzled by its beauty. This is a sure sign that spring has arrived. x2 photographs. Double click images to enlarge. © Peter Hillman ♦ 10th… Read More Cuckooflower

Thistle

Not much to say really … apart from these lovely pink thistles were growing all over the local fields at the time and they really caught my eye. I hope they catch yours, too. I thought they might make a change from all the moths … Copyright: Peter HillmanCamera used: Nikon D7200Date taken: 7th July… Read More Thistle

White Campion

Silene latifolia – This is one of my favourite wild flowers, and it is always a pleasure to see on my walks. According to fossil records it was introduced to Britain during the Bronze Age. It flowers between May and October across much of Britain, except the far north and west. Copyright: Peter Hillman Camera… Read More White Campion

Autumn Hydrangea

Another one from last autumn. I love how the colour of the flowers of Hydrangeas change with the seasons. Copyright: Peter Hillman Camera used: Nikon D7200 Date taken: 12th October 2019 Place: Rear garden, Staffordshire  

A Bit of Garden Shade

Out of the glare of the sun you can see more details in the most delicate of blossoms. I isolated this fuschia bloom in a shady corner of the garden once the sun had moved around. © Pete Hillman August 2019.

Pretty In Pink

When I first spied these little beauties along the seafront, especially as they appeared to glisten in the freshly fallen rain, I thought oh yes, wow! How lovely! The small brightly pink flowers kind of jump out at you. The plant is called Common Restharrow (Ononis repens). Exmouth, Devon. August 2019 © Pete Hillman.

Bee Oasis

Click and click again on the image to get that little bit closer … Hardy geranium. June 2019, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Meadowsweet

On a stroll around Derwentwater I saw drifts of this most beautiful flower Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria). It was even growing amongst the rocks on the shoreline. It is a member of the rose family Rosaceae, and it thrives in wet and damp places. It is commonly found in damp meadows and has a very sweet… Read More Meadowsweet

Catching The Early Sunlight

Last night was a very hot and close one, so sleep was quite restless. So up early to find this Opium Poppy (Papaver somniferum) flower catching the first rays of sunlight. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer June 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.

Orchids Are Here

Only in one place near the local river I find this most beautiful Common Spotted-orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii growing amongst the tall grasses. You can see in the image below why they chose this particular vernacular name for it. Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer June 2018, local field,… Read More Orchids Are Here