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 🙂

King Cup – also known as Marsh Marigold – this is a cultivated variety
Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’
Logbook – The page with my First Solo
Logbook – The General Flight Test signoff – the last step to getting a Pilot’s License

The reason for choosing my Pilot’s Logbook will become apparent in a future post…

Catch up with Cee’s B&W Challenge and other entries Here.