Flock or Phlox?

Next to my raspberries a tallish purple flower stands. I think it’s a phlox? I’m not sure of the spelling. Homonyms, words that sound the same but are spelt /spelled differently.

The English language can trip you up. It has evolved, with different spelling rules like ‘i before e except after c’, which isn’t always correct.

Anyway, back to this plant. I was really pleased I managed to get a reasonably close image of the flowers. With water droplets visible on the petals. Any ideas on identification?

Poppy

I just love them, their colour, brilliance, shape, papery petals. Colourful flowers that are imbued with sorrow because they were used to commemorate wars. They sprang up in the fields of flanders after the battles there. And yet to me they don’t signify fighting or fears, but memories of summers long gone, my favourite colour and how tiny seeds can create such magnificent flowers.

Rose

Pink and beautiful.

It’s amazing how this has gone from a drooping bud to a full blown Rose. I use the plant food that came with the flowers.

I don’t know what the ingredients are, the stuff in the little plastic packet is clear and sticky, is it a sugar mix or something like a high energy energy drink?

Nowadays flowers seem to last a lot longer if you feed and look after them.

A perfect subject for art.