Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Covered in bees











Because we have a season ticket we are able to visit
Great Dixter much more frequently
and can observe the modulations in their planting plan
 as the summer progresses.
One plant in particular caught our eye.



It could hardly fail to for it was so massive -
a veritable forest of Inula Magnifica,
with flowers like raffia fringed yellow sunhats


covered in bees and Peacock butterflies.


6 comments:

  1. Oh, that's a garden I would love to see some day.

    Your description of raffia petals is perfect, and that butterfly is quite a beauty.

    Late summer does have its charms.

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous!
    I too just posted bees.. love them.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I should love to see Great Dixter, you are lucky.

    Thank you for posting Eddie, he does make me laugh so!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a very 1950s flower ...it's like those hats Bathing Beauties wore with their two-piece swimsuits !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly like those. And nearly as big.

      Delete