This is the pink tinged flower cluster from one of my elder trees (elderberry), Sambucus nigra ‘Guincho Purple’. The leaves of the tree are a dark purple/green when planted in good light which is reflected in the pinky flowers, whereas the native elder has creamy white flower clusters.
This is a simple flower from a Mock Orange shrub – Phiadelphus aurea. This shrub is mainly grown for its bright golden/green leaves yet I find that the wonderful perfume from the flowers fills the garden on most days. In fact, I find it has a better scent than the more popular and supposedly better varieties.
There has been quite a lot of rain in the last few days, and the new green leaves of the Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle) with its fine downy hairs catch the raindrops and hold onto them long after other plants have shed theirs.