Monday, 8 August 2011

Flowering and fruiting - August 2011

2011 has been an excellent year for lily flowers.  There have been eight flowers in total, with the latest beautiful specimen below.  There's the bud of a further flower peeping up at the bottom of the photo!

  The lily pads have also been larger and more glossy than previous years, having enjoyed the warm air and sunshine during the last month.

I introduced a new marginal plant in July and it has already flowered, adding to the colour of the pond.

Along the back perimeter of the pond is a hedge consisting a mixture of wild roses, honeysuckle and blackberries.  All have taken advantage of the warmth and have flowered profusely, but now the blackberries have cropped strongly, as can be seen below - along with the honeysuckle berries.

Beautifully sweet fresh fruit for picking and eating!

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