Today I took some photos of a bee feeding on Nepeta racemosa. Instead of taking a single shot then moving on, I decided to try a sequence. I’m fairly pleased with how the images came out. I feel the angle could be better but the images are incredibly sharp.
Astrantia major subsp. involucrata ‘Shaggy’ is a real winner, especially in Northern England. This species grows best in a damp, sunny spot. Blooming begins in June and continues well into October. The cultivar ‘Shaggy’ has notably larger flowers than others. These are produced plentifully throughout the blooming months.
Today I took some photos of Astrantia major subsp. involucrata ‘Shaggy’ in the garden. This plant is only a year old and is already providing a strong display. The photos are below, including a nice macro bee shot 👌
Clematis alpina ‘Pamela Jackman’ in Cumbria, England. I purchased this beauty from Great Dixter House and Gardens. The nursery there stocks many brilliant herbaceous species and a good selection of clematis.