I was bemoaning my inability to take a really good close up of some of the details in my sewing and some of the garden plants to my husband, when he said, “Why don’t you use the macro setting?” Of course, why not, I thought but until that moment was not aware that my camera had a macro facility, or indeed how to use it. Suffice it to say it has and following a quick perusal of the camera guide, I can take close ups. I’ve only had the camera 2 years! Whoops.
So the pictures that follow of some of the plants in flower in my garden are as a result of my newly learned technique.
Two of a range of self seeded aquilegias. This one is a lovely pale blue with a white throat. And the one below is a very reliable red and yellow. I think they are called Dragonfly hybrids.It would be appropriate.
And the rose Fantin Latour again. It’s smothered in buds this year but very, very early.
Below are two of my small collection of sisyrinchiums. The yellow one is Sisyrinchium striatum, which has no common name. It adores the hot places in my garden and spreads everywhere, but I still love its cheerful hardiness.
This blue one is Sisyrinchium bermudiana-Bermuda blue eyed grass. I have it in containers because it is quite small, but it will grow in the open ground. We used to see it growing in its native land on holidays to Bermuda in the 1970’s and 80’s.
And finally for today, one of the few slender irises the slugs didn’t eat, backed again by sweet rocket. Hmm, what a lot of pastel flowers. Time for another look at the poppies!