Floral Rainbow

I’m not sure if it’s just a British thing but we have a little mnemonic for the colours of the rainbow: “Richard of York gave battle in vain”. That’s the phrase that has stuck in my mind since childhood, rather than the “Roy G. Biv” of this challenge. But whatever method you choose to remindContinue reading “Floral Rainbow”

Unexpected Beauty

Like me, you’ve probably never noticed a Potato flower before. Usually we just see the tubers, as we’re peeling them and cooking them for dinner, but if you accidentally start growing potato plants (for example if you chucked a bunch of old gone-to-seed potatoes into the compost pile) you’d be surprised! Obviously we weren’t growingContinue reading “Unexpected Beauty”

Last Honeysuckle?

The Honeysuckle growing up on the trellis outside my living room window is having a go at flowering, despite not managing a single flower for the rest of the summer! It got cut back rather vigorously last year along with the clematis that was trying to pull of my guttering! I thought it was dead.Continue reading “Last Honeysuckle?”

Buttercup Splash

I spotted this buttercup at the weekend, a bit past its best, soon to be turning to a seedhead. I like the way it’s spread wider than the average buttercup and is a bit uneven rather than being a neat ‘cup’. It looks quite different from the norm. This pleases me. And I’m pleased thatContinue reading “Buttercup Splash”