Phlomis Still Standing

Phlomis ThumbnailHow does a plant that looks so delicate survive a British winter?
We have had gales and torrential rain and yet the Phlomis seedheads I photographed in autumn… five months ago… are still unscathed.

Phlomis Seedheads 02

It is a good job they are weather resistant. Just like the Teasels I mentioned last week Phlomis also provides shelter for tiny creatures for a few months each year.

Phlomis Seedheads