Friday, 9 May 2008

More pretty blooms.

Don't you just love this time of year. You go out into the garden and things have re-seeded. Other things you have planted you've forgotten about. Granny's bonnet I love the way they cross pollenate and you end up with a mixture of colours.
I think this one is such a lovely shade of pink.

I planted a poached egg plant years ago and now that just pop up everywhere.

Another little bloom, don't know what this one is....I just like the insect on it.

I don't know where this little yellow poppy came from but isn't it lovely. I was weeding at the time, looked up and there it was. To finish the picture along came a bumble, and made my day.


Sheila said...

Hi Cheryl, the white flower with the insect on it, looks like a cross between an orchid and a narcissus, I don't recognise it at all.
I hadn't heard the other flowers you show called Granny's Bonnet before, I know them as Aquilegia, or Columbines.
I really like them and until last summer had one that had almost black flowers. I will see if it re-appears.
You have a lovely garden, and a large variety of plants. very nice..!

Cheryl said...

Hi Sheila...we also know them as Aquilegia or Columbines. Grannys Bonnet is a term a lot of people use here because they look just like that. I would love to see a black flower....
Tks for your kind comments.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lovely blooms and I like the moth in the previous post too. It is probably too cool at night for the slugs to get their appetites going.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl,

I love this time of year also! Everything comes alive.
That's a great pix of the insect on the little flower.

Say, I know i could look it up, but I'll just ask you . . . what is a warren?

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa I think you could be right.

Hi Becky, a warren is where the rabbits live. They dig several runs leading down to a chamber.
Tks for dropping by.

No Rain said...

You have many flowers that I've not seen before. It's a treat to visit.

Cheryl said...

Hi Aiyana...I know when I visit your blog and see all the beautiful cacti, it is a real treat because they are all new to me.
Tks for dropping by.

beckie said...

Cheryl, I love the common names you have for flowers. They fit so well! I never thought about the columbines cross pollinating, I'll have to get a couple more to go with my purple to see what colors come up. They do spread so nicely.
Great pics-as always!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl,

I thought it might be something to do with rabbits, those rascals!

Thanks for sharing.

Libbys Blog said...

I can't believe how much more is in flower in your garden compared to mine?? We don't live that far apart, yet according to mother nature we do!

A wildlife gardener said...

I love your beautiful header, Cheryl :)

Great photos of the stunning swallows, the beautiful brimstone butterfly, the orange-tip butterfly, (which has never settled on a flower long enough for me to take a photo), the bumble bees at work, amazing auriculas, colourful columbine...all treats to see in your garden sanctuary :)

Cheryl said...

Hi Becky, they certainly are rascals, and not one of my favourite wild animals I have to say.

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie....I must say I tend to use the common names rather than the latin. They are so much easier and lots more fun.
Cross pollenation is great fun as you are never sure what will turn up!!

Cheryl said...

As always wildlife gardener thank you for your lovely comments. I took the photograph when my little granddaughter stayed on Wednesday.
She was sitting so sweetly and it looks as if it was taken in a bygone age.

Cheryl said...

I know what you are saying Libby, it is so weird. I read other peoples blogs and think hello how come that is flowering there and mine aren't even up yet.
All was slow here until the last eight day of wall to wall sunshine and everything has gone mad. My gunnera look great, I am going to do a post on it just for you. It is my only fragile plant...I wrap it up with hay and fleece all winter.