Butterflies are such a welcome visitor in the back garden (not so happy to have them floating around the cabbages at the allotment) and one of the main attractions for them are these. This one is especially good in close up with its gorgeous orange dots.
(By the way, the photo of this Black Knight isn't on its side - that's the way the flower was growing.)
To be honest, I haven't looked after the garden as well as I could have this summer. Lots of reasons, but I'm sad about it. I feel I should have made more of an effort. Ho hum. Some of the flowers are doing their best to bring colour anyway, regardless of not being staked, deadheaded etc:
PS forgot to mention - Karon is having a giveaway - a gorgeous teacosy. Either click on her name or dreamacres on the sidebar. P x