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Pink

In an attempt to search out colour in our constant parade of grey,gusty, damp days here is Pink from my garden.

Tiny pinks with weeds!

Tiny pinks with weeds!

Dianthus that first came from my mother's garden.

Dianthus that first came from my mother’s garden.

"Boiled sweet pink" climbing geranium

“Boiled sweet pink” climbing geranium

Pink Rock Rose, one of a mass of flowers.

Pink Rock Rose, one of a mass of flowers.

First pink climbing rose

First pink climbing rose

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Pink climbing rose buds

Pink climbing rose buds

Frothy pink flowering cherry blossom, always an October bloomer.

Frothy pink flowering cherry blossom, always an October bloomer.

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Thursday Toadstools

Fly Agaric toadstools often appear in our garden at this time of the year. They are often seen under the Silver Birch trees in the front garden.

I was surprised to come across these two under the Rock Roses and Kowhai tree in the back garden.
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They are poisonous and have mind altering chemicals if ingested so I will only be observing their vibrant colours and markings.

It would seem that these toadstools are found in many countries around the world. Do you see them where you live?

Spring in its fullness

We have had some welcome rain this week with some warmer temperatures and the garden is bursting with spring growth and beauty. It has been a very wind free year where I live and normally spring growth takes a battering. It is thriving without the damaging winds and I am really enjoying that.

Rock rose

Chatham Island For-get-me-not flower just emerging

New foliage on the Japanese Maple

Rock rose bushes