More garden flowers

Yesterday, I went to Garstons near Fareham for lunch, saw this primula and just had to have it. We’ve got to find somewhere to plant it, but I though I’d take a few photos before it was planted.

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Primula vialli
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Primula vialli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m still enjoying playing with my Yongnuo ring flash and have been practicing my fill-in flash technique with garden flowers. Here are a few of the best shots.  I have to confess that my favourite shot is the one of Thrift.  I didn’t realise what a pretty little flower this was until I got right up close and personal with it.

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Thrift
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Sempervivium flower spike
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Geranium spp.

Garden Flowers

This afternoon, I found this little chap hiding in amongst some flower pots, and managed to get a shot before he disappeared.

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A friendly neighbourhood frog.

Later on today we visited a local garden centre and picked up a couple of new grasses for our front garden.

Here are some close up shots of the flowers.

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I also took some time to take a few close-ups of some of our garden flowers.

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Forget-me-not
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Dicenta
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Allium
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Sempervivium calcareum