Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Mystery guest

I was sitting outside one morning enjoying a cup of tea and noticed this beauty emerging from a pot of hostas. I didn't recognise it as something I'd planted and it looked wild rather than cultivated. Intrigued, I consulted my trusty Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain & Northern Europe and was surprised and delighted to find it's a Common Spotted-Orchid. I have no idea how it got there but am so glad I've neglected the weeding lately!

PS. Loving my Aldi garden spike in the background.

1 comment:

  1. what a lovely thing to find in the garden - this could well be the same kind that I snapped in the meadow - I didn't know what kind of orchid it was. I love that Aldi garden spike too!