Seed Heads

This afternoon I wandered around the garden seeking material for Denzil’s latest Nature Challenge.

Here is a random selection which I hope are accurate identifications, although I would be happy to be corrected by anyone who thinks they are not strictly seed heads. Each image bears a title in the gallery. Adventurous readers may wish to regard this as a quiz.

Because I am easily distracted I have added a hoverfly on a Japanese anemone and a wasp on a geranium Rozanne;

because I like a pun I have included a bee on a sedum;

because this year’s honesty pods appear to have been removed, I have resorted to the archives for these, including one through a fence from 1971.

This evening we all dined on meaty pork sausages; luscious Lyonnaise potatoes; firm broccoli and carrots; and further leftover vegetables from yesterday, with which Jackie drank more of the Sauvignon blanc and I finished the La Vieille Ferme rouge.


  1. Fabulous seed photos! You’ve ex-seed-ed my expectations! HA!
    Seeds, seed pods and seed heads can be so otherworldly, so artistic, so fascinating! But I best not take the quiz…I’d flunk, indeed. HA! But I do recognize the bottle brush, the grass, the poppies and the thistle. My fave photos are of the Cordyline Australis seeds and the Honesty seed pods.
    Good to see the busy buzzy bitey insects at work. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Q:What did one cucumber seed say to the other?
    A: We’re in a bit of a pickle!

  2. Well, it looks like it may have arrived, perhaps a little early, that “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun”………

  3. I am fascinated by seed pods and my camera lens often finds them (though I am rather nil when it comes to naming them). Lovely collection!

    1. Some of them, but mostly she uses cuttings or moves self-seeded plants. Thanks very much, Sheree

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