Day 202: scarlet cinquefoil

You’ll no doubt have noticed that some flowers close up for the night. I wasn’t aware that cinquefoils had this habit until I wandered into the garden to take a portrait of Potentilla thurberi ‘Monarch’s Velvet’…

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Day 201: polkadot begonia

Begonia maculata ‘Wightii’ arrived from Dibleys this week, along with Begonia luxurians – two plants I’ve long been meaning to add to my collection of houseplants, but have only just gotten around to introducing…

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Day 200: perennial pea

“What’s the point of a sweet pea that doesn’t smell?”, people ask.  Unless you’re blessed with a slug-free garden where you can sow directly into the soil, raising a sweet pea from seed is a bit of a faff without the reward of their delicious perfume.

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