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Springtime Cheer.

By Tooma
These small simple cheerful little flowers appear in my back garden about March every year, and last until September. They just seemed to appear one year, perhaps twelve years ago, as if someone had scattered a handful of seeds onto the red whin stones they have grown through. I liked the look of them, so I left them to their own desires. Glad I did. They now have a two to three square yard patch all their own, and I look forward to their arrival each year now.

I decided to photograph them yesterday, prepared a couple of shots this evening, and set about identifying them; I had no idea. Some time later, I have come up with Pink Rockfoil (Saxifraga arendsii), acording to Garden Geek. He reckons it is a herb, so I need to see what else I can discover about them.

If any of you know more, feel free to share. Hope you likes my pics....

Tags: Flowers and plants Flowers and plants Macro and close up Pink Rockfoil

Voters: ColleenA, johnriley1uk, ladynewbury and 24 more


ColleenA Plus
8 452 7 Australia
8 May 2018 12:13AM
Ow wow...that colour is amazing...the detail the background...stunning shot

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8 May 2018 12:17AM
Beautiful images Tom, lead image a slight favourite,
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
8 May 2018 12:18AM
It's a tiny wee thing, Colleen. Only about 1/2" across. V1 gives a better idea of the scale. Great start with your UA, vote, and comment - thank you very much. Grin
8 May 2018 12:24AM
I agree with your friends identification Tom, and they are beautiful...I think I may have to go to the garden centre Grin Pam
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
8 May 2018 12:31AM
Good Pam. Thanks for confirmation of ID - thanks also for your much appreciated vote. I took some other shots using Focus Stacking, for the first time, but still to process them. Smile Hope you find some at the garden centre.
8 May 2018 12:53AM
Beautiful image
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
8 May 2018 1:46AM
They are ever so pretty-- I like the en mass image!

Likely that is the correct ID-- surely the correct family-- What a great ground cover~
Tooma Plus
4 2.1k 3 Scotland
8 May 2018 2:05AM
It seems to be robust too, Jenn; we have had several cold winters over the past years, yet up they come again. Ta for confirmation and vote. Smile
I love the lead".....a beautiful azealea photo.

8 May 2018 6:37AM
What wonderful and welcoming flowers, Tom.
A gorgeous show and beautiful images.

Great shot. Love the detail and the colour,GrinGrinGrinGrin
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2018 7:33PM
Great shots, Tom - I'm pretty sure they are Saxifrages.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2018 1:39PM
Beautiful... GrinGrin

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