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Simply Beautiful 8 – Subtle Shades

What an unbelievably subtle and beautifully understated little flower! Checking over the greenhouse today and there on one of Jude’s mixed Primula auricula seedlings was this one little beauty. How clever Mother Nature is, thinking of pairing cinnamon and lemon yellow. she then considered texture and added a dusting of castor sugar and a light sparkle of frost crystals. Into the centre she dropped a trio of circles in shades of green forming a little bull’s eye.

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Taking a peek behind the Auricula’s bloom the same colours appear but in a very less organised fashion. The light on the stems catch the whiteness of the farina which turns it into silver dust. Simply beautiful!



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.

2 replies on “Simply Beautiful 8 – Subtle Shades”

Yes, I think that Jude, the undergardener looks particularly beautiful when she has been cooking and is dusted in castor sugar and lightly sprinkled in crystals . Or are you talking about the primula? That’s lovely too!

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