We are fortunate in the UK that we get such a mix of weather and with all that Rain, warmth, cold and sunshine, we get such a variety of colours and shapes in our gardens.
Whilst not green fingered in any way, I do like to photograph the flowers and plants that produce the amazing colours and if you look close enough there are some pretty amazing things to see.
Blue Hydrangea - the colour of the flowers of this plant vary depending on the soil and the place they are grown - you will see literally all kinds of variations, but I love this light blue one, with a slightly more purple variety in the background.
The flower was bright and colourful as it was, but it became even more impressive as a summer storm tumbled rain down on to its petals. I dived for cover, then returned to take this shot of the water droplets.
Anyone who has grown up in Wigan will have visited Haigh Hall and will remember the pond up at the back of the playgrounds - an impressive Victorian greenhouse was also there once, but that has all gone now. The pond remains and the lily pads were out in force on this summers day.
This image I took in a friends garden sums up how special the UK is when it comes to producing colour and vibrancy. It pretty much has everything in it, from the greens to colourful flowers, to a fountain and even a sculpture thrown in there too.
This image is one of my artistic creations produced from an original photo which I thought would work in this format. The image features cherry blossom on a tree branch in springtime.
Rain forms a big part of the Lancashire climate - I love rain, I love sun and the mix of the two is what makes this place what it is. This is another created image following a rainstorm and it captures the rain droplets on a spiky leaf.