Monday, November 21, 2011

21st November already - honestly!

It's fascinating how escaped garden plants can make themselves so at home in the wild...  "honesty" is a good example.  During the summer the pretty pink flowers are commonly seen in woodland, especially if nearby cottages have the plant in their gardens.

... and then at this time of year the seed pods, looking like little oriental fans, stay quite whole for many months.  They are excellent as Christmas decorations if you have the patience to strip them of their outer membranes - and even if you don't you can take a short cut by spraying them with glitter or gold paint.  Oh, no!! I mentioned Christmas again!

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