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Small flowers in the garden – a series #14

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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?


Small flowers in the garden – a series #13


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.

Small flowers in the garden – a series #12


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.

Small flowers in the garden – a series #9


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.

Small flowers in the garden – a series #4


These little stars are peppered all over the garden.  They form a dense mat in the lawn and and in any garden beds.  It can take some effort to weed them out. However they are also a pleasure to see sprinkled about, at times reminding me of the myriad of stars that are pinpoints in the night sky.