Rob Spencer (September)
This is a stunning display of Crocosmia photographed on the banks of Llynau Mymbyr.
Some people call this plant Montbretia but the true name is definitely Crocosmia as it come from the Greek "krokos" (meaning saffron) and "osme" (meaning smell) - it really does smell of saffron when you put the dried flowers in water.
This is not a native plant to the UK and it originally came from the plains of South Africa. However gardeners bred the plant specifically to withstand frosts and it is now a popular garden plant. It is now naturalised through out the UK but still prefers the warmer west coast.