Little Gems

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Visited Sir Harold Hillier gardens and arboretum in Hampshire yesterday and decided it would be informative and fun to seek out their ‘Plants of Current Interest’.

A red-coloured Pieris was one of their selection and it was very pretty but this creamy-white version stood out for me.  Pieris plants are acid lovers and come from mountainous forest areas. The common name is ‘Lily of the Valley bush’.

I like the way the tiny flowers are seemingly held by ‘claws’ similar to precious stones in rings.

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