Posts Tagged ‘clump’


April 4, 2016 Leave a comment
A clump of honesty

A clump of honesty

Scattering a few seeds gave rise to a single plant, which then self-seeded to a nice little clump.


June 2, 2013 6 comments
Handsome flowers and handsome dog

Striking a pose

Poppies are one of the only ‘weeds’ which I positively encourage in the garden.

I was preparing to photograph a clump with the light on them when I realised that Taylor had obligingly provided a white background.

But after the rain it was red on red – shining rubies on delicate silk.

Red raindrops

Red raindrops

Primroses and violets

April 7, 2013 Leave a comment


At home in the shade of our big oak

At home under the big oak

These two flowers are the perfect complement one for another.

The clumps in the photo, which are by the bole of the big oak next to the house, originated as skinny little plants which I dug up from the wood at the top of the hill 4 years ago.

Being still our land, I didn’t reckon I’d committed any crime.

I’ve been wanting to visit the wood, or even just work my way round the slopes immediately below the house, because primroses and violets are everywhere, hiding in the dead leaves or the long grass. But I just haven’t had time.

I long for summer, but it’s still a shame how spring slips away.


March 28, 2013 1 comment
A small clump of celandines

A small clump of celandines

I came across this clump of celandines today.

The flowers were fully open despite the fact that it was raining about an hour later. They’d be pretty useless as a weather-glass!

I was reminded of one of my favourite paperweights.

I don’t remember where it came from, but it would have been made by pouring acrylic resin in layers so as to trap the flowers.

I’d love to do that, except that paperweights are going out in a paperless society!

A very pretty paperweight, slightly faded

A very pretty paperweight, slightly faded

Yellow in the flower bed

March 8, 2013 5 comments
A primrose bud

A primrose bud

I found the first pale yellow primrose buds under the big oak by the house today.

They’re not the only yellow, though. There have been golden yellow crocuses for some time.

But the flowerbed is dotted all over with yet another yellow: berries which have fallen from the yellow mistletoe growing in great clumps on the branches of the oak.

Yellow mistletoe berries

Yellow mistletoe berries

Slushy flower names

June 10, 2012 2 comments

A cupid’s dart and 3 love-in-a-mist

The flower in the foreground is called a Cupid’s Dart and there’s a little clump of them.

We’ve had a lot of cloudy weather recently so I’ve had to stalk it (no pun intended) to find it open.

The three flowers in the background are Love-in-a-Mist.

Altogether this is a very blue and amorous bit of the garden.