Budding Montbretia – A Study

Montbretia Crocosmia

I love the forms this flower takes on in all its stages from budding, through flowering, to seeding. This is a study of the forms it takes during its budding stage.

Montbretia Crocosmia

Montbretia Crocosmia

Montbretia Crocosmia


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. June 2017.

The Colours of Summer #2

Photographs of Montbretia (Crocosmia), taken July 2016, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

July Rain

We actually needed some rain for the garden, and this morning, between showers, I popped out into the garden with camera in hand to take a few shots of the magic the rain had left in its wake.

These tiny raindrops filled with light were taken on the long slender leaves of my Montbretia (Crocosmia) plants, which had suffered to varied degrees during the exceptional hot weather of late.