Lovely Lizards and White Bleeding Hearts

Lacerta agilis – Sand Lizard

She posed for ages, so I could photograph her from her good side…

And then her partner came along, not wanting to miss out…

We always have several lizards in the rockery, along with slow worms and the odd snake… I rarely have my camera in my hand when they appear, but was actually trying to take a photo of this:

Dicentra spectabilis “Alba” is a great plant for a south-facing position. It flowers a little later than the pink ones, and lasts longer too, even in the heat we had on Friday (30°C). In fact this one continues to flower all summer, albeit with less fervour than at the beginning of the season. It has sun almost all day, is in stony, well-drained soil, and needs practically no attention!

(Except the odd word of admiration of course…)