Beware of the Flowers…

Floating hellebore flowers

…cos I’m sure they’re gonna get you, yeah.

You’re not sure what that refers to, perhaps? That bit of punk pop rock fluff from the 20th century passed you by, even though it’s reputed to have been voted the nation’s seventh favourite lyric of all time in a 1999 BBC poll? Lucky you have me, then.

You do recall this is the same nation that overwhelmingly voted for Boaty McBoatface as the name of our spanking new polar research vessel (and still imagines more popular votes might be helpful)?

If you were expecting something more meaningful to accompany these floating hellebores, don’t worry, I’ve got that covered too. You could click on ‘Hellebores’ in my tag cloud for example, if you can find it (if you can’t, try here). Or take a look at this post from the lovely Gillian of Country Gardens UK, or this from The Teddington Gardener or this magazine article about SunFarm for US readers. And if you fancy more views from atop, visit the weekly photo challenge (this is a rare second submission).

Whew! That frees me up for more of the same:

OK, let’s make this the big one, for Otway!

29 Replies to “Beware of the Flowers…”

    1. The only thing about quoting lyrics in cold black and white is that you can’t convey the intonation and timing unless the reader already knows the song. But you get the drift.

    1. Thanks – I took a series of these at Ashwood Nurseries and every now and again can’t resist sharing another of them. I have one of the whole display but the lighting is harsh. If we get a weekly prompt ‘treasure chest’, I’ll dig it out!

        1. I thought it might be! The popular lyric came from a B-side (back in the day), which makes me suspect the voting may have been influenced by the Russians.

  1. Beware of the flowers by John Otway is new to me too! I like how he has two guitars 🎸🎸
    And they are lovely hellebores! 🏵

  2. Those different colored flowers are all floating there together, right? It’s not separate plants, or is it? I think this is one of my favorite of your pictures. Love these flowers.

    1. You’re right. They’ve been picked from different cultivars and are floating in water, which is the classic way to display hellebore flowers (they have a nodding habit). I’m glad you like them.

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