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There are a lot of yellows in the garden in April: forsythia, various narcissi, primroses, Lesser celandine, the first few dandelions, gorse, Common Tamarisk Moss, the flowering catkins of Grey Sallow. This morning I wondered about red or reddish things. Here are a few I found today.

Young Peony leaves

Young Peony leaves

Pyramidal Bugle Leaves

Pyramidal Bugle Leaves

Astilbe stems and young leaves

Astilbe stems and young leaves

Spurge

Spurge, a small cultivated variety

Sorrel leaf

Sorrel leaf

Yellow-flowering Azalea bud

Yellow-flowering Azalea bud

Tips of naturalised Fuchsia leaves

Tips of naturalised Fuchsia leaves

Young leaves of naturalised Snowberry (Symphoricarpos rivularis)

Young leaves of naturalised Snowberry (Symphoricarpos rivularis)

Backs of leaves of naturalised London Pride (Saxifraga x urbium)

Backs of leaves of naturalised London Pride (Saxifraga x urbium)

Ornamental cherry buds (pink flowers when they open)

Ornamental cherry buds (pink flowers when they open).

I saw a peacock butterfly on Lesser Celandine. Plenty of reds in that species :)

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