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Date: 28/07/08

Flower Show

The hot and humid weather ('puthery' weather, as they say in Staffordshire and thereabouts) is due to break in the next few hours.

I've done very little photography this summer. Basically, the weather hasn't been good enough for long enough and - when it has been good - there have been various other calls on my time.

Just a few minutes ago, though, I thought I'd better take a few snaps in the garden.

On the whole, it's been quite a disappointing summer for flowers. The buddleia globosa hasn't been its usual manic self, the weigala produced five flowers in early June and then sod all, and my two small but feral rose bushes have finally given up the ghost.

Still and all, there are still sights to be seen. Here are some of them.

Photo of a marguerite

Marguerite (Leucanthemum vulgare).

Photo of fuchsia flowers

Fuchsia - "The world's most carefully spelled flower".

Photo of hypericum flowers


Photo of an antirrhinum

Antirrhinum - "The world's most incorrectly spelled flower".

Photo of a honeysuckle flower

Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum)