Hint of spring in my garden

Hint of spring in my garden

When Connor and I were in the garden today, I spotted the late afternoon sun shining on the first, one and only,  flower of the pink flowering quince  : Chaenomeles.   Unfortunately the shrub is now in the shade having been planted 35 years ago and the upper branches only catch the sun in the afternoon.  I grew it from a cutting taken from a small shrub in the garden of the house we were renting while we built this house.  There wasn’t much in that garden .. this flowering quince had the most glorious of pink coloured flowers, I just had to try and propagate it.  I knew nothing about gardening but hallelujah, I had success.  Haven’t since then sadly and I haven’t seen another this colour in any nursery.  I think it’s time to try again

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I took a stroll around the garden to capture a few more ‘hints of spring’

White flowering quince ..

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Bougainvillea ..

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Brunfelsia : Yesterday Today and Tomorrow …

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Virginia Stocks …

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Primula malacoides …

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Looking forward to warmer days and nights (although most days are warmish lately interspersed with cold fronts that sweep across bring with it icy winds and low temps)

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