Tuesday, 19 March 2013

June Flowers

Foxgloves, beloved of bees whose favourite colour is purple, are out in profusion in my favourite month - June, the air is warm, the countryside has exploded into colour and the hedgerows hide the little
wild geraniums,
 wild roses twine through the hedges
Heath Spotted Orchid   

and it is the peak season for the Heath Spotted Orchid which loves the bog land and marshes. Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish it from the Common Spotted Orchid for they can hybridise and sometimes they are just
tricky to spot hidden among the jumble of grasses
The wild jostles with the manicured golf course
This clipped lawn is for play (there is a football net out of sight behind me to the right)  but there is enough room for a rhododendron
 and of course no garden is complete without roses.  It is also the best place to sit out and eat the June's early
English strawberries. Not the supermarket ones grown to be robust for transport and tasteless but the sharp, sweet and delicate local ones. I've cheated with this photograph because they are not English strawberries as it is Antwerp Railway Station in Belgium where they are selling Strawberries dipped in a big vat of chocolate however look there is someone walking past wearing a Union Jack jumper. 

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Roger Owen Green said...

June can't come soon enough
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

June always holds such promise each year...of the summer months to come and then the autumn with all its colours! I hope we don't get too much rain this year in June.

abcw team

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers. I love those purple colored flowers.

RamblingRound said...

There is nothing so rare as a day in June...or something like that!

Lea said...

Wonderful to look at June photos on a cold March day!
Lea's Menagerie

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured!!

MaiThreeBoyz said...

those foxgloves are beautiful! the picture of the jostles brings joy to my heart, thank you.

Gattina said...

I wished we would be already there and enjoy some colorful flowers !

Chubskulit Rose said...

Foxgloves are just gorgeous!


Catching up (again) with this week's entries.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team