Your pictures: Flowers

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image sourceSamantha Whitaker
image captionSamantha Whitaker: "Much as I'd love to have a Chelsea-esque show-garden, the reality is that it's a bit of a jungle crossed with a kids' playground - hence the close-up photos of some of the hardier flowers that have survived my lack of green-fingered love and care."
image sourcePaula Watts
image captionPaula Watts: "I had treated myself to some lovely red gerbera flowers whilst doing the weekly shop and noticed they looked quite dramatic in the sunlight with the dark orange shopping bag as a backdrop."
image sourceSylvie N
image captionSylvie N: "A small flower that enjoys a ray of sunshine to attract our attention."
image sourcePhil Ingram
image captionPhil Ingram: "These roses were beautiful when fresh, but they never opened up and simply dried out as they were. It reminded me of how a heartbreak can have the same effect on life. Other elements such as the red petals and green leaves were added to represent tears and anger."
image sourceTim Evans
image captionTim Evans: "This image of the thistle was taken in south Wales, near Cwmcarn[, Gwent]."
image sourcePaul Waddell
image captionPaul Waddell: "The dome of St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican affords a great view of Rome as well being maybe the only place in the world where you can see the entirety of a country: the Vatican city state. The dome was also a great place to see the gardeners in the Vatican gardens, hard at work, and the best place to appreciate their labours."
image sourceEdmund K
image captionEdmund K: "Dried daffodil blossoms on a wooden bench."
image sourceDebra Stringfellow
image captionDebra Stringfellow sent in this picture of Louise's yellow rose.
image sourceAnil M
image captionAnil M: "Leaves in the garden, taken from Wayanad, India."
image sourceRodney Pinder
image captionRodney Pinder: "Thistle on St Cuthbert's Way in the Cheviot Hills where it crosses the Scotland-England border near Kirk Yetholm[, Roxburghshire]."
image sourceChiara Hemsley
image captionChiara Hemsley: "The bright cheerful flowers contrasted against the old farm window caught my eye. It made me wonder about the history of the farm, as the flowers really emphasise its age."
image sourceKatie Pasta
image captionKatie Pasta: "These roses were made by my boyfriend for our first Valentine's Day. He used a red drink can for the flower and a green and yellow can for the leaves. They are better than real flowers would have been, as I can keep them and I know he must have spent a lot of time thinking them through and constructing them. They are really beautiful."
image sourceLauren Rogers
image captionLauren Rogers: "A mass of bluebells in the woods near Cartmel, [Cumbria,] in the Lake District. They were hiding behind a wall, and we couldn’t believe the purple carpet when we looked over."
image sourceJodie Zahner
image captionJodie Zahner: "Holy man with flower. Tierra Muscody, Haiti, prays for 250 people by name three times a day."
image sourceAnn-Marie B
image captionAnn-Marie B: "My friend and I took advantage of the warm sunny weather and went on a day trip to the North Antrim coast, where Game of Thrones was filmed, and I spotted these red-hot pokers. They made me feel like I was on holiday on the Continent."
image sourceAmbyr Wood
image captionAmbyr Wood: "This image was taken at the local market in Cusco, Peru, 2008. A floral feast for the eyes."
image source Jenny Downing
image captionJenny Downing: "There is something arresting about the sight of delicate 'here today, gone tomorrow' roadside poppies. This one seemed to glow from within in the last of the evening sunshine."
image sourceStephen Arrandale
image captionStephen Arrandale: "As a photographer, one is drawn to elements of texture, colour, pattern, and not necessarily the botanical names of the subjects. I hope this photograph draws the viewer's eye to what I thought were the intrinsic qualities of the subject."
image sourceSteve Lawson
image captionSteve Lawson: "A bee sipping from a clover flower in our garden in Milton Keynes[, Buckinghamshire]."
image sourceColm Young
image captionAnd, finally, a picture by Colm Young in Ardglass, County Down. The next theme is "My DIY", and the deadline for your entries is 28 June. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Further details and terms can be found by following the link to "We set the theme; you take the pictures" at the bottom of the page.

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