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A little more about Riccarton Bush

Here is a small sample of what we saw this afternoon at Riccarton Bush. What I can’t show you is the lovely bird songs or  bird conversations that we heard….sigh!

You can see in the photo that the earthquake damaged chimney has been fenced off. Growing inside the fenced area were two perfect miniature roses.

This is the view from the cafe garden looking towards the Cottage and the Bush area. There is a raised garden bed full of beautiful vegetables. The planting and care of the vegetables are done by children.

The rhodendrons against the Cottage wall and elsewhere were in full bloom.

And not far from the beautiful flowers, there is always the humble “everyman” flower; the dandelion.

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