Well a new venture for me. Attempting Six on Saturday.
1.There is blossom everywhere in my village at the moment. This Cherry is a very simple flower compared to its blousy double flowered counterparts but sometimes simple says it all.
2. Continuing with simple underrated plants, the simple daisy, Bellis perennis, is emerging in the verges
3.Umbelliferic plants have stolen my heart for many years. Our native cow parsley, Anthriscus sylvestris, is no exception.
4.Tulips, another classic, simple stylish flower shape. There are so many outlandish colour and shape combinations but do they really improve on classic, pure perfection?
5.A lone white ‘blue’ bell in our local woodland. It is a rare genetic mutation that has caused the bluebell not to form the blue pigment in its flowers.
6.Ok, I know this is slightly lilac tinged but compared to the more common purple flowered plant this is classed as white. Honesty, Lunaria annua Alba. Two questions spring to mind, firstly why is called annua when it is a biennial? and secondly do the seedheads make up for the lack of scent or shall I stick to growing sweet rocket instead?
Hope you enjoyed my first effort. It is one positive of the lockdown that I have had time to do this. If you want to play along here is the link,