One of my favourite plants, the Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) looks fabulous whether wreathed with its tiny lilac flowers, which insects of all kinds find delicious, or bare and dry and oh-so-sculptural during the winter months.
For those of you who are not overly fond of yellow flowers – you know who you are! – I’ve been out and about looking for other hues, and the result this Floral Friday is a selection of blooms in shades of pink, lilac and purple. The flowers include Betony (Stachys officinalis), Bush vetch (Vicia sepium), Centaury (Centaurium erythraea), Devil’s-bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), Hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum), Red clover (Trifolium pratense), Common restharrow (Ononis repens), Rosebay willowherb (Chamerion angustifolium), Tufted vetch (Vicia cracca) and a couple of thistley thingies. Enjoy!