Beautiful Plants and Flowers From My Garden
Plants and Flowers From My Garden
For most of my life I lived in London. The area where I lived was getting more and more crowded and beginning to feel alien to me. I was feeling so suffocated. Then 3 years ago I moved to the beautiful countryside of Suffolk. I now have a lovely garden with many beautiful plants and flowers, birds and the occasional squirrel and hedgehog.
Years ago before the area where I live was build on, it was sand dunes and a haven for wild birds. Today there are still many bird around and my garden is always full of bird song.
Every day I feel blessed to have such a beautiful garden, so peaceful and tranquil. Me and my partner love photography and I want to share some of the lovely photos we have taken. Some times I find it hard to believe I live here - just how lucky can I be?
Some of the photos were taken by myself and some by my partner Richard. If you would like to see some more of his photos you can visit his website at http://digitalphotographyshots.com/
Daisies From My Garden
I love this photo and the way you can see the water drops on the daisies.
A Bee Enjoying The Daisies
St John's Wort In My Garden
St John's Wort are one of my favourite plants. Such a lovely vibrant yellow with waxy flowers. They don't last very long, but are very beautiful while they are flowering.
St John's Wort
St John's Wort is well known as an herbal treatment for depression. But I think just looking at this plant is enough to lift depression and cheer you up!
Passion Flower From My Garden
Close Up Passion Flower
Fuchias In My Garden
Fuchsias are one of my favourite flowers, so many different varieties to choose from.
More Gorgeous Fuchias
Magic Tomato - The First Tomato Grown In Our Garden
When I picked our first home grown tomato I could feel it vibrate in my hand. It was a poignant moment because my partner was away from home on a training course at the time. It was the first time we had been apart since we had been living together . I wanted to wait for him to get back to pick our first tomato but he said I must pick it on a particular day. He also said I must eat it too. After I picked it I held it in my hand and felt it vibrate.
I took a photo of me eating the tomato with my camera phone and sent the photo to my partner just for a laugh. He said his phone went off in the middle of a lecture - whoops! lol.
Crab Apple Blossom - Crab Apple Tree In My Garden
The Crab Apple Tree in my garden just beginning to flower.
Crab Apple In Full Bloom
More Crab Apple Blossoms
The blossom from our crab apple tree looked so beautiful. I am grateful for the photos we took because a few days later they were gone, all scattered in the wind.
Pretty Pink Iris Flowers
I have lots of these pretty pinks Iris flowers in my garden and also some lovely mauve ones too.
More Pretty Pink Iris Flowers From My Garden
I like to try to take photos from a different angle and close up. Not always successful but I am pleased with this one.
Roses In My Garden
This rose bush looked particularly lovely this year so I couldn't resist adding another rose photo.
Japanese Lilies After The Rain
Feeding the Ducks
Ok this is not my garden! Just wanted to make sure you were paying attention! This is me feeding the ducks at our local park.
White Daisies From My Garden
More White Daisies
My partner loves taking photos of insects and will spend hours trying to get that "perfect" picture. I think that bees must be one of his his favourite insects!
Yellow Flowers in My Garden
More Yellow Flowers
I don't know the name of these yellow flowers but they looked so lovely.
Cactus in My Garden
This cactus grows out of the one of the low walls in my garden and always looks very pretty and unusual.
Red Bottlebrush Plant - Callistemon rigidus
I have now found out the name of this strange red flower. It is called a Bottlebrush Plant (Callistemon rigidus) and it comes from Australia
Close Up Of Red Bottlebrush Flower
Such beautiful flowers. So fleetingly lovely one day - faded away a couple of days later.
Sunflowers in My Garden
This year we decided to grow some sunflowers in the garden. We didn't have much room so we planted them in a big flower pot. They were not as big as we would have liked but still looked lovely. Next year we will make some room in the garden and hopefully they will grow much bigger.
Primroses in My Garden
The Primroses look particularly lovely in my garden this year.
Clematis in My Garden
Last year we bought a beautiful mauve Clematis for our garden. I have never been lucky with Clematis plants but my partner has the green fingers and this year thanks to his nursing and watering, it has done really well and the flowers are so big and lovely.
Thick Snow In My Garden
This December we had some very thick snow where I live and all my beautiful plants and flowers were covered with snow. It's the first time we have had heavy snow since I have lived here. It looked lovely and picturesque but was very hazardous to walk in when it got icy and slippery.