Bright Squares

April is a square month and this year Becky wants us to find the bright things in life. I had a few ideas all relating to Cornwall of course with my coruscating seas and cloudless skies, happy, shiny people and bright lights, but then I decided upon showcasing all the bright and beautiful flora found in the county as a tribute to theย first everย Squares in September 2017 which was all about flowers. So prepared to be dazzled.

Bright Eyes
Geraldton Wax

Remember the only rule is that your photograph MUST be square. Day Six


Shining; Light; Brilliant; Vivid; Blazing; Dazzling; Beaming; Glaring; Sparkling; Glossy; Coruscating; Cheerful; Happy; Clear; Glowing; Bright & Early; Bright as a Button; Bright Lights; Look on the Bright Side; Brightly coloured; Cloudless; Lustrous; Radiant; Luminous; Polished


  1. BeckyB says:

    well this is a rather lovely plant isn’t it. Hadn’t heard of it before, and so have just looked it up. Not sure it would cope with our winters but see you can grow it in pots. Is this yours? Do you have any tips for growing them?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not mine, but it must be growing in a Cornish garden somewhere for me to have included it! Possibly the George V walk as that has a lot of southern hemisphere plants. I think it is from WA so used to wet winters, maybe not frost, so would need a sheltered spot or a conservatory during the winter.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Ah a conservatory – I would so love one!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I’d rather have a proper garden room, with heating and insulation.
          You have a greenhouse though?

        2. BeckyB says:

          ah was assuming my conservatory would have that as my greenhouse doesn’t!!

  2. margaret21 says:

    Perfect! I don’t know this plant either, but it’s lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is lovely. I might see if I can get one from the Hardy Exotic Nursery as I got a gift voucher from my daughter to spend there. Ginger lilies are also calling though…

  3. Forestwood says:

    I was thinking that flower was a Geraldton Wax flower. Were you in Australia?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is and I have, but this photo was taken here in Cornwall. We have a lot of southern hemisphere plants in gardens here.

      1. Forestwood says:

        Is that right? So interesting. Is there a reason for that?

        1. Heyjude says:

          A mild climate. Rarely any frost or snow and temperatures tend to stay above freezing. Though there have been some changes in recent years that have proved disastrous for the tender plants.

        2. Forestwood says:

          I am pleased to hear that there are Australian natives surviving outside their normal niche. Some years ago, I sent some Acacia (wattle) seeds to Iceland. I wonder how they are doing now.

        3. Heyjude says:

          That would be interesting, I didn’t think there were any trees in Iceland, let alone a wattle!

        4. Forestwood says:

          My friend planted the wattle in her garden. I don’t know how long they survived. I will have to investigate.
          You are right there are very few trees in Iceland. But they do have some. Icelanders go on vacation to certain rural areas and one of the common things to do is to plant trees!

  4. Sue says:

    New one on me!

    1. Heyjude says:

      An Aussie beauty!

      1. Sue says:

        So I see

  5. Kasia says:

    Very pretty, your first pink ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Heyjude says:

      Haha… yes. Should have put this on the other site!

  6. restlessjo says:

    Very pretty! I echo all the ladies- where /when? ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

    1. Heyjude says:

      Explained on Becky’s comment. It is a very sweet looking plant and could have made an appearance on the other blog too!

      1. restlessjo says:


  7. This is very pretty – I love the delicate flowers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They look delicate but I think they are quite tough.

  8. beetleypete says:

    Cold and very sunny here today. Lovely plant, Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Been like that here since last Saturday Pete, gorgeous blue skies, but such a bitterly cold wind.

  9. Ann Mackay says:

    I’ve never seen one of these – it seems to radiate joy! (Flowers make me very happy!)

    1. Heyjude says:

      One of the lovely species from Down Under ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. susurrus says:

    These remind me of tiny anemones.

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