As we have seen in previous posts, yellow and white flowers seem to outnumber other colours. So it's good to see a few pink and red flowers starting to burst forth. Firstly, the Hawthorn. Hang on a minute, isn't Hawthorn blossom white? Well, normally it is, but these cultivars growing near to the paths around Straw's Bridge show a different side entirely.
Another pink flower is to be found in abundance, growing around the now derelict entrance to the American Adventure Theme Park, near by. These belong to the Weigela. Again, a garden shrub, not a native, but still worthy of note.