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Changing Colours

It may be the cold or the blossom may be simply exhausted, but as we looked at the garden today we noticed that the Autumn Cherry tree blossom had changed from a delicate and pale sugar pink to a warm salmon-ginger.

Another change of colour I have recently noticed is related to the flowering quince that brightens up our gateway with its orange-red blossoms with contrasting yellow stamens. We recently brought into the house some twigs to encourage the flower and leaf buds to open. When they did open they opened not as a bright orange-red but as delicate shade of pink with a hint of salmon. Could this be different light inside and out?Different temperatures? Or even the lack of trace elements that the quince gets from the soil which aren’t in the case water?

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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