I have not really got many flower beds, but what there are, appear to produce some amazing blooms. The seeds are mostly out of cheap mixed packets, so I have not got a clue what I am growing, even after they flower, as I have insufficient knowledge to be able to identify them!! Here is a selection of some.
A mixed selection
Perhaps one of you out there can tell me what this beautiful specimen is
Linda and Sheila both think that this is a marigold, so I will happily go with their thoughts. Thanks to both of you.
Mixed Zinnias, Pink cornflower to the right.
Cosmos, see header photo also
I think that this is Love lies Bleeding
My favourite rose with the best perfume ever. I tried to find out what its name is from the local nursery, but I was told that I would need to take a flower to the Royal Horticultural Society to find out. That means I will never discover its name!!!
This is not the "normal" sunflower; not only is the seed a completely different shape to the norm, but there are about 15 branches on this plant and each branch has up to to 8 or 9 flowers or buds. It is at least 2,5 metres tall or 8 to 9 feet. It smiles in many ways every day at me!
and a few interesting bugs -
finally this pretty little specimen
I looked in my book, but gave up on the identification.
Noushka help please!!
Noushka says "it is a bug larva! They all look quite alike at this stage and it will have to go through 1 or 2 more moults! I'll see tomorrow if I can be more accurate!"
Further from Noushka :- I think it is a Shield bug larva, going by the of Carpocoris purpureipennis! If that helps!See here, mid-page:http://aramel.free.fr/INSECTES10bisbis-01.shtml Aramel is good place to start looking for ID's. Otherwise, you can find links to all sorts of "reference website" on my blog!