The extra wide red hot poker no longer looks like a child's drawing of a crown - it now reminds me of a "Fab" lolly!
The fine hairs on these stems and buds catch the light and the little flowers seem to glow
There are new leafy plants in what was one of the tulip beds -green tinted with red on the top of the leaves - wonderful rust colour underneath with the sun shining through
These flowers have fabulous tufty middles
Clusters of tiny flowers hanging like neat tubes
I don't remember having had a good look at these tiny flowers before. From a distance they look like a sea of delicate pink - but close up their dainty stripes and variations of colour are incredible.
This flower looks as if it has chenille pipe cleaners curling out of the middle.
Poppies are bursting their buds in the extended wild flower - with plenty more to come. A multitude of buds hang poised and ready
These grass seeds look like glass.
A seed on my finger - each seed measures about 5x7mm.
What an amazing structure!
Hydrangeas - neat raspberry bobbles with lilac tufts exploding from them, surrounded by pink tinted white flowers with delicate raspberry centres
I'm amazed at how fast some plants grow. It's not all that long ago that the foreground was fairly flat
Shimmering shaggy flower
These flowers look like floating clouds hovering over the plant
Last week the middles of these strange flowers were just a cluster of plump pale green bobbles but now hovering over them on delicate stems are tiny delicately tinted lilac "beads"
More strange flowers
The wide flower beds beside the lawn are overflowing with plants now.
Gorgeous pink peonies
Aquilegia seeds still looking great after the flowers have finished
Lovely deep colour
More flowers in the same colour range . . .
The bigger alliums are still going strong
I nearly missed this peachy rose hiding among the blues and purples
Very small flowers
Closer- lilac bobbles floating from tiny pinky white cups
Yellow rattle - little structures that remind me of parrots beaks
Love in a mist
Delicious colour combination
The damsel flies were very active
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