A few things that caught my eye today – an early Springtime collage

Just a little colour to mark the sunshiny day we've had hereabouts - with these heralds of Spring in all their Technicolor finery. Not an exhaustive gallery, I just caught a few pics at the top and tail of the day, but you get the spirit of the season. I'll see if I can do…

A little look at the 2016 London RHS Early Spring Show

Walking through Pimlico and the outskirts of Westminster, after crossing Vauxhall Bridge (see the Duck tours amphibious vehicle), heading towards Vincent Square and the horticultural halls hosting the first of the RHS London Shows this year.... The RHS Early Spring Show Beautiful blue skies and bright sunshine (yesterday), the first day of the show. Magnolias…

Orange, scarlet, blue and shocking pink – Christmas in Technocolor

A little technicolor dreaming, an antidote to a wholly white Christmas - intimations of spring too - tulips and hyacinths flowering outdoor next April/May, as cut flowers, we can enjoy them now - the anemones and Amaryllis too - while Orchids are available year round. Clementines, limes and lemons - just as colourful and a…

Technicolor dreams…

Just your ordinary crocus, with more than a touch of drama Anemone coronaria - feathery foliage and neon bright flowers - the colours on this photograph have strayed a little from what we photographers like to call 'what they look like', the true pink being a shocking one, but I like the image. I suspect…

Anemone de Caen, bicolour

  A rather lovely (that word again!) spring-flowering plant with shallow bowl-shaped flowers in shades of red, blue-violet and white and as here, painterly - in two tones - appearing from March to April above the deeply divided, fresh green leaves. These pretty poppy-flowered anemones make charming cut flowers. Ideal for a sheltered, sunny site.