By Maureen6002

295 Shades of Green ........

Inspired by today’s theme of ‘green’, I venture out into the garden with my camera. There have been other adventures today - namely opticians and dentist - neither of which seem to offer obvious blipertunities. So garden it is.

But what green to go for? Inevitably, I’m drawn to my favourite foliage plant - euphorbia - and straight away I wonder ‘does this count?’ Is it actually green at all, or is it really yellow? 

Sarah Raven, my horticultural hero, calls it ‘acid green’, but when I consult the colour chart in the link below, I find it could be Akita Green, Bitter Lime, Chartreuse or Electric Lime - to name a few. It might even be Tennis Ball green - yes really. It’s not quite as whimsical as looking at a Farrow and Ball paint chart, but it does include a very light grey-green called Spring Fog ......

Anyway, satisfied that my euphorbia is indeed ‘green’ I continue. It’s covered with bees, almost rolling drunkenly from bract to bract, liberally sprinkled with pollen. Now they definitely don’t meet the green challenge, but it seems churlish to miss them out! 

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