PINKY STAR

DSCF2913The starburst petals of Geranium x oxonianum Thurstonianum are unusual and quite discreet amongst mounds of green foliage but are pretty nonetheless.

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SAMBUCUS NIGRA ‘GUINCHO PURPLE’

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This is the pink tinged flower cluster from one of my elder trees (elderberry), Sambucus nigra ‘Guincho Purple’. The leaves of the tree are a dark purple/green when planted in good light which is reflected in the pinky flowers, whereas the native elder has creamy white flower clusters.

MOCK ORANGE

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This is a simple flower from a Mock Orange shrub – Phiadelphus aurea.  This shrub is mainly grown for its bright golden/green leaves yet I find that the wonderful perfume from the flowers fills the garden on most days. In fact, I find it has a better scent than the more popular and supposedly better varieties.