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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Snap: Pretty Pink

Another Wednesday has come whizzing round. So it's time for Helena's Snap. This week I have chosen some beautiful pink flowers.

1. This delightful hollyhock was in the garden at Barrington Court. I wish I could grow some like this!


2. This poppy was from the same location.


3. I do like a plant that tells a story. This mystery plant I bought at a craft sale in St Merryn Village Hall in Cornwall. We had wandered in after a rather wet walk. It was the Queen's jubilee week and we had parked our car at Trevose Lighthouse and walked to St Merryn where we were staying. It had a label by it when I bought it but didn't write it down. I have kept it in a pot and it flowers every year without fail!


4. I bought this pretty scabious last year. I kept it in a pot until this spring and the moment it is doing well.





10 comments:

  1. Pink! Beautiful pink SNAP collection. One can never go wrong with pink flowers. I like hollyhocks but cannot grow, they get the mould so I stopped trying. Your third flower, the mystery one growing in the pot, I have something similar (not quite identical) I will go look for a photo of mine to compare. I am thinking on the lines of Malva sylvestris ...

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  2. Further to my original comment; could photo #3 be Sidalcea Malviflora????

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  3. All so pretty. You should drop by Friday's Hunt at https://edenhills.wordpress.com/
    this week as the word of the week is pink!

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  4. How pretty. I think I've probably said before that I have a thing for poppies after seeing how they grow alongside your roads. We don't have that here

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  5. Your flowers are holding up well. Between the drought and the high temperatures, mine are fading faster than usual this year despite some watering. Your photos are lovely, as always.

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  6. beautiful...I can almost feel the texture of that poppy!!

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  7. What a nice collection of photos. I gathered several of hollyhocks this year in various places, they seem to have done very well this year. I always love plants with a story.

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