It’s a pink Tuesday

And I feel the need for flowers,

Burrow Farm Gardenespecially pink ones!

Becky has wonderful Easter flowers today.

 

 

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the 21st of pinktember

My friend Sue had her 60th birthday recently, so today we had a day out, as we always do for our birthdays. The birthday girl gets to choose the destination, and she wanted to go to Dartington for coffee and cake and then off to Totnes. Considering we’re at the end of summer the garden was looking gorgeous, but more about that when my life returns to it’s lower level of chaos.

So my pink square is the bract of yet another plant the name of which has dropped off the bottom of my memory!

Becky’s in a museum in Portugal, her photo is a bit like the origami I’ve been dabbling with for a could of days.

Becky’s September Challenge

It’s another square month and for September Becky has chosen pink, this is what she says.

‘In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
‘Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?

So I thought this would be easy because I like pink, but most of the pink photos I have are of flowers. I expect we’ll all share quite a few and that’s what I’m kicking off with.

Much as I love all roses, there’s something very special about single ones and this is a gorgeous colour, what do you think? perhaps you prefer the most sophisticated varieties?

If you didn’t know about Becky’s challenge, take a look and join in here, #InthePink

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Aljonushka, a favourite plant

Ten year ago when I left my last house, one of the plants that I dug up to take with me was quite an unusual clematis. It had taken me quite a while to find, but now it’s easily sourced.

It was created in the botanic gardens in the Crimea, hence it’s a tough little beauty. Every year I ignore it and back it comes to flower for several weeks each summer.

When I found this clematis, she was known as Ajonushka, now she seems to have several versions, Alyonushka, Alionushka and Aljenushka. Whatever you choose to call her, if you see her in your garden centre, she’s worth every penny!