Just a few things to see in the garden
Pinus montezumae is in cone. A native of
Southern and Central Mexico with grey green leaves which look not unlike a chimney sweepers brush. A beautiful tree which is not reliably hardy although it is growing well here.
A Brown Hawker, one of the many dragonflies at High Beeches. A common dragonfly in the South East of England mostly found close to well vegetated ponds. http://www.webjam.com/bdssx
The beautiful Aesculus parviflora is in flower.
A native of the S E United States introduced by John Fraser in 1795. It is free flowering in July/
August and colours well in the Autumn.
It is always good to find the pretty Wahlenbergia hederacea (Ivy-leaved Bellflower) flourishing in the garden. It is a trailing perennial
of damp, shady ground. It is much more common in the South West
and Wales. The ivy shaped leaves are carried on long stems and its
delicate flowers are to be seen in July/August.