A warm day meant the sliding door was open. Near this door is our dining table. Just outside this door is a collection of potted plants and a plastic bowl full of water for the birds to drink from.
This blackbird is often in this area of the garden and as I was eating my lunch, he appeared to drink from the bowl. Fortunately I had my camera right next to me.
This small purple plant appears in the grass and I suspect also in the garden where it grows taller and spreads out. Any suggestions as to its name please?
While this plant is in all manner of places in the garden I needed to research to find its name. It is Oxalis Stricta or Wood Sorrell. Apparently it does not do well in shaded places but that does not seem to apply in my garden. It is also high in Vitamin C. Once in the garden, always in the garden I suspect. The bright yellow and very small flower is a positive feature to the attentive eye.
Little Lobelia. Pretty, delicate flowers in such deep blues, indigo and white in my garden. I find little drifts here and there in the garden as it self sows easily. It does not seem too fussy about where it lives but a good drink of rain such as we had over the past weekend has seen it look much healthier than it had been looking.
The beginnings of a cluster of Hebe flowers. So many tiny flowers make up the spike of flowers.
Tui are not known for being sweet “smiling”, benign birds. Rather they are well known for their aggression and territory dominance. Their beauty in colour, feathering and song draws many of us in to love them and be fascinated by them. Enjoy this grumpy bird image!
Today’s offering from the garden is the small, pale flower of the Lemon Balm plant. As the flowers fade in strength they become more pastel pink/mauve in toning.
Showing us their growing wattle feathers at the base of their throat.
To date this is the tiniest flower I have found in my garden. I think it is the flower of the herb Sweet Marjoram. In the way that gardening and plants surprise us this plant has popped up in an old herb garden that is a wilderness currently and where no Marjoram has flourished for many years. I have used the macro feature on the camera so the flowers look much larger than they are. They could almost be missed they are so miniscule.