Papaver orientalis can hardly be accused of being shy. In fact, it’s almost crude in its flowering process and its colour! Bright fire engine red, hairy flower buds open seductively, then burst dramatically into large, frilly and showy blooms. The only downside to these is that they don’t last too long. Best grown as aContinue reading “Punchy Papaver: May 2022”
At the end of September I started a Masters course in Biological Photography and Imaging.
“…with macro and plant photography I can just step outside into my garden and shoot some flowers with a cheap 50mm lens and produce personally satisfying and fulfilling images.”
“I never liked dahlias when I was studying horticulture at Royal Horticultural Society levels and learning all the plant names. I found them blousy and showy and over-the-top – not subtle in any way, unlike my favoured hardy geraniums.”
Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend.