Snake’s Head Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris)
Although very rare the Snake’s Head Fritillary does grow in a few meadows along the River Thames. However this clump grows in my garden and flowered exceptionally well in the year when I made this drawing. Unfortunately the flowers are often decimated by the bright red introduced Lily Beetles.
Mounted prints 30 x 40cm £40 (please get in touch to arrange a purchase)
Stinking Hellebore (Helleborus foetidus)
The contrast between the pale arching flower heads and the dark stiff leaves makes Stinking Hellebore an ideal subject for pen and ink studies. I drew this specimen from a plant growing in my garden, but it does grow wild in a few woods. It flowers in late winter/early spring and is pollinated by bumblebees.
Mounted and framed 35 x 45cm Price on Application