Whether seen individually or in great swathes. montbretia is a welcome site in the garden or the wild. The way the buds hang down reminds me of plants seen in the tropics, while its flame orange colour brightens up any day. In the photo-gallery below I include a couple of close-up shots taken in the back garden, where the montbretia are getting nice and wild. For the genuinely wild I take you to Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, right in the West of Ireland where the montbretia swathe has completely changed the view.