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Pretty little cosmos daisies, easy to grow and simple to paint. But nothing too botanical!

Daisies

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The orchid festival is over but the Dale Chihuly glass works at Kew next month will be keenly awaited.

orchids

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Costus Comosus

This fine Ginger plant flowering in the Temperate House at Kew. Away from the crowds viewing the last week of the orchid festival…

Ginger Flower

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Waterlily

Beautiful Nymphaea to catch the eye in the Waterlily House at Kew.

Waterlily

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Only less than 24 hours to paint this vibrant plant., the day lily. Time enough – just!

Day Lily

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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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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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