It’s been a while since I took part in Brian’s Last on the Card challenge. Apologies for my absense. Between February 2020 and March 2021, my cameras slept and I spent my lockdown time in various virtual worlds punctuated by occasional trips to the real world shops. Anyway, I’m now back to doing some photography as my recent entries to Cee’s CMMC show:-)

So, without more ado, here’s the last photo on my sd card from the month of May…

…It’s Herb Robert, in my back garden – originally intended to be the Geranium in a recent CMMC post, I decided it wasn’t quite what I wanted. As usual, no changes except a resize for the web.

Lots to see out in my back yard this time. The Fuchsia is just coming into bloom – these are the first buds to fully open…

…The bush is covered in many more buds that will open over the next week or so and it promises to be a riot of colour this year. This plant is actually a naturalised specimen – a native of Chile and Argentina – that can be found in roadside hedges.

Campanula poscharskyana is another naturalised plant, this time from eastern Europe. Sometimes called Serbian Bellflower, it is a popular rockery plant that has self-sown in my garden…

Finally, here’s a native wild flower…

…Smooth Sow-thistle will grow just about anywhere except in the far north! I have a lot of these growing in my garden this year as we transition into the post-Rowan Tree era. There will be a lot of work done in the autumn but at the moment I’m just letting nature take its course 🙂

I’ve got some other ‘wild’ plants growing in my jungle and hopefully they will be ready for the July Close-Up for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge 🙂

Lets start with something simple – Glass…

…then there’s Geranium…

Those were both taken at a garden centre we visited yesterday. I have Herb Robert growing in my back garden – which is a wild form of Geranium. But currently the wilder part of my garden is a sea of pale blue Field Forget-me-Nots…

…Away from gardens and into the City of London…

…This is looking south along Bishopsgate and the curvy office building just left of centre is 30 St.Mary Axe, commonly called The Gherkin.

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge Here.