Water lilies burst into bloom for start of summer

The Oxford Times: Lucinda Lachelin. Picture: OX67742 Ed Nix Buy this photo Lucinda Lachelin. Picture: OX67742 Ed Nix

THESE blooming wonderful water lilies are a surefire sign that British summer time is here. The nymphaea x daubenyana lilies have been turning into a burst of colour over the last month at Oxford’s Botanic Garden.

Lucinda Lachelin, a botanical horticulturalist at the Rose Lane attraction, said: “They are very pretty flowers. They need a heated tank to grow, they are in a tank that has been here since the 1850s.”

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