A touch of the florals

Came back from a bike ride today and everything in the garden had been refreshed by rain.  It all looked quite pretty, so I took a few pics with my phone. Not great quality but carpe diem and all that.  I’ll leave you to guess the flowers/blossom!

About janh1

Part-time hedonist.
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9 Responses to A touch of the florals

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    Gosh your phone has a good camera! Love the shapes in the last one in particular.

    • janh1 says:

      Morning Isobel – it’s not v good with blue, which is why I haven’t posted pics of the carpet of bluebells in the wood. Might try with the other camera. I can’t remember the name of that last yellow flower myself! 😉

  2. Pseu says:

    1.flowering cherry

  3. Pseu says:

    2. Flowring cherrt
    4. Pansy
    5. ? apple
    6. ?apple
    7. ?viburnum

    • janh1 says:

      Hi Pseu – well done. Yes the first two are the same flowering cherry Kanzan which is giving a fabulous show just now in the front garden. (Course, as soon as we get a wind, it’ll be all over everyone’s gardens….)

      Then there is a magnolia, and the pansy (I lurve those dark velvety petals) and the apple blossom about to burst forth, the creamy blossom is a japonica, the yellow is a scented azalea, followed by the viburnum ( you got it!) burkwoodii and the yellow flower which I’ll no doubt remember in a few hours when I’m at work. 😀

  4. valzone says:

    Crikey, I agree with Isobel, thats some phone you have there Jan. Lovely. As to naming the blossom, Pseu is right…..I think,

    • janh1 says:

      Helllooooo Val! Well it’s an HTC Desire phone which is probably a bit old hat now, but it’s one of the things I like best about the “smartphones” – the ability to take a quick piccie or a squirt of vid! 🙂

  5. Lovely flowers
    Here are my answers to your ‘quiz’!
    1 & 2 Prunus Kanzan (one of my all time favourites)
    3 Looks like a pink magnolia stellata (?)
    4 Pansy
    5 Apple blossom
    6 Pear blossom
    7 Wonderful, but I’ve no idea what it is!
    8 Viburnam – not sure which one
    8 Ranunculus

    • janh1 says:

      Well done with the ranunculus!! Even I’d forgotten what that was. And the Kanzan.
      6 was japonica and 7 was a yellow azalea. 🙂 Actually with all this rain, they are lasting extremely well, although the Kanzan’s taken a batteriing in the winds.

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