All of the plants you see in the photos above with the exception of the primroses, that are “native” were planted by myself in the back garden. They are doing well and the garden is springing to life. Shame some weeds are too, as last year we thought a never ending battle with them. So hoping we can nip them in the bud early this year, if you can pardon the pun!
I shot these photos entirely with my Tamron 90mm macro lens, mounted on a Manfrotto tripod that features a centre column that converts to a horizontal mode within two easy steps. The legs can be spread out further, to lower the tripod and camera really low to the ground. This is dead handy for shots like these, as you can get in really close without disturbing the flowers or having to plonk camera kit all over the flower bed.