We visited Forde Abbey in Dorset recently. It’s an amazing garden and well worth a visit.
At college my tutors were always asking me “What are you trying to say?” I had no idea what they were talking about back then. I wasn’t really trying to say anything… or so I thought! I just wanted to learn how to take better photographs. Gradually I began to understand what it was that they were getting at.
I love flowers. I love tiny subtle pastel daisies and big bright blowsy flowers and everything in between. The problem is that for most of the year most plants are not in flower. They bloom for just a few short weeks then the flowers are over and done with.
There are vibrant colours in the garden this month. Bright pinks and deep golden yellows and every shade of orange and red. Orange is not popular I know.
It’s too common some people say.
But I love it.
It makes me feel glad to be alive.
There are some plants I wouldn’t like to be without in my garden and this is one of them. I love orange flowers… in fact I love everything about Heleniums. In bud they have just a hint of what’s to come. Then the petals unfurl and the huge central disk expands and attracts bees galore.