Six on Saturday – June 16th

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!

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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)…

Don’t forget to check out the Propagator’s Six on Saturday  and read through the comments section for more blogs to check out!

8 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – June 16th”

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

    1. 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)

  1. 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.

    1. 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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