Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:47
It's hard to choose one star this morning. William Shakespeare rose, I only bought it this spring, very small, looked in need of a home and now look at it! A blue salvia that flowers all summer, covered with bees. A red Sweet William which the photo doesn't do justice to. It really shines out.
Damned colour correction, eh? It's hard to get a good detail picture of a deep red flower. In extreme cases, the trick is to zoom out and photograph the flower and something grey, then use photo software's "actually this bit here is grey" function to fix the colours, then crop it down to the flower. Pain. In. The. Neck.
It's got to be Cornus kousa flowering its socks off!
That is a lot of flowers!
As it rained last night and this morning, the roses on the fence chose today to open. Photograph taken from under my hat:
I wouldn't want the elder to feel left out, so here it is:
That was a bare trunk in November 2011 or 2012. This autumn it'll be a berry feast for the birds.