Friday, June 15, 2007

Queen Mothers Lake

The First glimpse of the Queen Mothers Lake, a newly formed Lake which increases the number of habitats present within Harlow Carr. The Lake links to other smaller ponds via the stream. The booklet describes it as a "wildlife corridor that opens up the garden to wildfowl, invertebrates and insects". Common visitors include nesting birds, dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies.
The planting around the edge of the lake is mad with Flag Iris, Marsh marigolds, Harlow Carr hybrid Candalbra primulas, water lillies on the still waters. I saw Hostas, Gunnera, Daylillies, and some gorgeous thistles hidden in long damp grass.
The views were quickly taken as the torrential rain ran down my neck, over the camera, and soaked me totally.
I'd like to revisit this part and photograph all the flowers i could see.

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