Thursday, 27 October 2016

Autumn Clash of the Titans.

We visited the National Trust property, Charlecote Park in Warwickshire last Friday.
They have an historic fallow deer herd which comprises all four colours of the species - common, menil (the spots are more distinct), melanistic (very dark) and leucistic- almost white.

A group of stags and females grazing by the river.

A group of young males minding their own business... 

...this is one of the almost black ones.

This being the rutting season the mature stags only had one thing on their minds!

Dominance... so they can pass on their genes to the next generation.

Charlecote Park has an interesting house and gardens, well worth visiting at any time of year.

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Shades of Pink.

The glorious weather we are currently enjoying ensures there are not fifty shades of grey in the garden, just these five shades of pink!

Nerine bowdenii.

Cyclamen hederifolium.

Aster 'Harrington's Pink.'

Aster divaricatus.

Rose The Generous Gardener.

Do you have shades of pink in your garden?

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