Friday, 16 May 2008

Small and beautiful.

Another stroll more blooms. This time the small flowers, the ones that hide, and are shy about showing themselves. Enjoy.
Toadflax, my all time favourite.
Cerinthe, wow that colour.
It is an Allium, I think, not sure which one.
Bidens Golden Star....could you call it anything else?
Comfrey.....exquisite.
Ragged Robin.........and a little spiders web.
Wood Crane's-bill.....so perfect.
Is this Woodruff???? Not sure, this little beauty has just turned up.

Torenia Blue Moon. This flower is almost willing a bee to come and visit.


Verbena Salmon.



Verbena Violet.




This has come up in one of the beds. I think it is a wild flower, very pretty. I love lifes little surprises. Got a favourite let me know, mine is the toadflax and possibly the little flower above.





14 comments:

Hedgewitch said...

So many wonderful flowers.. I can't choose!

I've always loved comfrey in flower .. such a 'meaty' plant, if you know what I mean, but such beautiful delicate little bells.

Cheryl said...

Hi Hedgewitch....I have oodles of comfrey....never ever tire of it.

Rose said...

I have always been partial to verbena, but that blue cerinthe is stunning. Is cerinthe a wildflower? Interesting that you posted a torenia. I've seen it this year for the first time in all the garden centers.

Cheryl said...

Hi Rose.....the blue cerinthe is so beautiful, bees love it. No it is not a wildflower. I actually sent some seeds to Beckie, she won them in a competition. Hhhmmmm perhaps you could ask her for some seedlings or some seeds when they die off?????

naturewitch said...

Hi Cheryl

What a gorgeous lot of photos! Truly beautiful. Makes me green with envy as we head for winter here in Australia. I'll definitely return to your site!

love and light

Cheryl said...

Hi Naturewitch, honoured you came to visit me. I am trying to link to your blog at the moment but for some reason I am having difficulties. I will keep trying.
I have two nieces in Australia at the moment......

A wildlife gardener said...

What joy to have all those pretty wild flowers growing in your garden as well as cultivated ones. I can tell you your allium is called allium siculum nectoroscordum...quite a mouthful, Cheryl :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Gorgeous blooms Cheryl. I just love the color of that Columbine. Your header photo is great too. Are they strawberries?

Mark said...

Hi Cheryl,
Great selection of flowers, just goes to show how far ahead you are down their as none of them have shown their faces here yet. The last one is one of the flowers that has come in the wild flower seed mix the council gave me. It has been one of the first to grow and will soon be graceing the wild flower area, my shed and the habitat tower.
I have no idea what it is but it does seed itself quite well.
The ragged robin is one of my favourites, especially when you get a big clump of them.

Cheers Mark

Cheryl said...

Hi Wildlife gardener...Thank you for the information, I appreciate that.
Thank you for calling in.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa...beautiful colour isn't it. They are alpine strawberries......grown for the grandchildren because they are sweet and juicy.

Cheryl said...

Hi Mark....Ragged Robin are lovely...I have a lot here due to the damp soil....not in clumps unfortunately but scattered around the garden. Lovely though.

Thanks for info re mystery flower, good to know they reseed well.....the more the merrier as far as I am conerned.

Wendy said...

Ohhh - how to choose? I love them all. But like Rose, I do like the verbena. Bought some coral verbena yesterday. And I loved the bright blue cerinthe. Never seen one of those before.
Have a wonderful weekend and happy planting (and photo-ing and blogging).

Cheryl said...

Glad you enjoyed them Wendy, they are all beautiful in their own little way.