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Mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas can change colour according to the soil they’re in and how they are watered. This one started out as blue but there’s so little rain about at present that it’s now in the pink.

Hydrangea

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They’re back. Colourful and edible. Now a firm favourite:

Vase-and-flowers

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Are the most enticing spaces the ones which are the ones labled, ‘Private Keep Out’?

Stairs

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The gunnera and reflections were eye-catching on a sunny day:

Botanic-Garden

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Fine Strelitzia in the greenhouses at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens. Really striking as the bracts are formed like birds’ beaks with plumage-like flowers. Almost escapees from a Jurassic park? Fun to paint….

Bird-of-Paradise

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Now that the show is over the orchids have moved into the glasshouses. The rest of the Cambridge Botanic gardens is looking pretty fine. A real gem.

Orchid-show

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Full of character and full of characters. Pretty busy too. Good to get the last parking space in town, then try to get away from traffic (or swap one form of transport to another…..)

Whitstable-Harbour

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