Fuchsia ‘White...

OK, so Fuchsias are out of fashion, but these aren’t those tarty. blowsy types so popular back in the 70’s. These are delicate little things just a whisker away from the ‘wild type’....

Brogenslade Willows

...

Galanthus nivalis Feb28

Galanthus nivalis

As the New Year begins to gain speed the Galanothophiles start to swarm РSnowdrop fever takes hold. Variants of the common Snowdrop change hands for  hundreds of pounds and photographers stalk these modest, yet delightful little flowers, after all what else is there to photograph in...

Brogenslade – ...

New Forest Mare and Foal

Fertile Sep12

Fertile

This image came second in the IGPOTY Macro project 2013. The fertile parts of Hemerocallis flowers have been photographed endlessly, they are bold and always fresh due to the short life of the flowers. I wanted to push the abstract approach as far as I could yet still have a recognisable...

Shading Sep12

Shading

New Forest Ponies find shade under Beech canopy. Swishing tails in nose to tail position keep flies away from eyes.

Web time Sep04

Web time

My photography is very seasonal, like everything at Furzehill Farm the seasons dictate what we feel like doing. So, I have a kind of innate calendar that I enjoy as the annual repetitions do the cycle. Just now its ‘Web time’. The first chilly nights reveal millions of cobwebs all...

Stachys palustris ‘Marsh Woundwort Jul30

Stachys palustris &#...

Something of a troublesome weed in the wetter parts of my vegetable garden. The roots are tuberous, like small Chinese artichokes and new plants grow from any tiny piece left behind when weeding. I left some plants to flower in gaps where my cutting annuals failed this...

Poppy buds again…. May31

Poppy buds againR...

Every year they have to be done. In the hope of doing a better job, I spend a few hundred frames on these fascinating hairy, wiggly packages of crumpled crepe.

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ May29

Dicentra spectabilis...

Quite a pleasing golden foliage plant with all the nice attributes of D. spectabilis.

Veronica ‘Tissington White’ May25

Veronica ‘Tiss...

Not totally white flowered, this delightful little flower has delicate Pyjama blue stripes.

Begonia Phoe’s Cleo Apr24

Begonia Phoe’s...

A stunning foliage variety with a name that always looks miss-spelled to me. As you can see it does have flowers and they are rather nice in a subtle low key way. I pleasantly surprised when they opened up.

Geum ‘Mai Tai’ Apr24

Geum ‘Mai Tai&...

A delightful, new variety of  Geum that I have recently added to my collection. This plant came from Hayloft bare-root and is a testament to that time-honoured method of propagating and supplying perennials. The plant only arrived about a month ago as a nice fat root with a couple of shoots....

Norwegian lake, early morning in October Mar18

Norwegian lake, earl...