Six on Saturday – June 16th – the Quiet Garden

Something a bit different for my Six on Saturday this week – we took a wander through a local Church’s ‘quiet garden’, so here’s six we spotted there (or at least there and on the walk back home!).

  1. First up we have some sort of Iris…. I really wish they had some plant labels on these!

  2. Next up is a Rosa Glauca (thanks Mum for identifying that one!), which I wouldn’t have recognised as a rose at all….

  3. One plant I can definitely identify is this Oriental Poppy, which was surprisingly hard to get a photo with accurate colours – the strong sunlight made it a bit bright for the camera!

  4. Daisy something-or-other (yes that is the technical name, honest!)… and can anyone identify the insect sitting on it?

  5. Ok, this one is cheating slightly as it was in an unofficial ‘wildflower area’ (in reality, the only wild flower in a grassy area the council haven’t bothered mowing). According to my Mum’s wildflower book, this is Fox and Cubs which is a pretty odd name, but quite a nice looking plant!

  6. And another ‘cheat’ to finish – on the walk back from the garden, we went the scenic route and came across a lot of flying insects on the wildflowers in the grass verge.  

    I haven’t a clue what plant this is, other than it being an umbellifer (the flowers / stems look like an upside-down umbrella)…

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Post Author: Paddy

8 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – June 16th – the Quiet Garden


    (June 16, 2018 - 1:13 pm)

    Those plants would be called “NOIDS” here! NO IDS, ha ha! Loved the walk through the “Quiet Garden” this week!


      (June 22, 2018 - 1:29 pm)

      That’s the perfect name for them! 😀


    (June 16, 2018 - 4:31 pm)

    What a nice walk for you and your mum. Never heard of Fox and Cubs before but what a great name for a cheerful plant!


      (June 22, 2018 - 1:29 pm)

      I’ve never come across Fox and Cubs until last week, but it definitely brightened up the grassy hillside 😀


    (June 16, 2018 - 10:14 pm)

    Nice photo of the fox and cubs there Paddy. See you again soon.


      (June 22, 2018 - 1:30 pm)

      Thanks – hopefully I can get back to the allotment this weekend and get some update photos on my strawberries (if there’s anything left – “something” moved the stones holding the net down, got into the raised bed & ate two giant strawberries this week)


    (June 16, 2018 - 11:48 pm)

    A selection of cheerful plants. The poppy is beautiful. I have trouble photographing red flowers which always seem a bit washed out in my photos.


      (June 22, 2018 - 1:32 pm)

      Thanks 😀

      Yeah, red seems to be a colour a lot of cameras struggle to take photos of. I usually resort to a bit of editing on the computer just to get the shade as it was! If your camera / camera phone has an HDR setting, it might be worth giving that a go for red flowers, as it should help them be a bit more vivid 🙂

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