After one of the weirdest winters ever, spring seems to be springing in our garden, bringing forth a carpet of crocuses, mini irises, grape hyacinth, anemones and delicate dusky pink hellebores. In celebration of springtime, this week’s photos are all floral and all macro. The first two are miniature irises. Up close, their petals have the most unusual spotted and striped patterns, so rather than take the whole flower, I’ve zoomed right in on the petals.
These early anemones, crocuses and grape hyacinths are already cheering up the muddy front garden. I didn’t realise until I got down on my front on the path quite how hairy anemones are, and until you start looking at a grape hyacinth down a macro lens, you don’t notice what a gorgeous fat bell shape the individual flowers are.