Day 133: honesty going to seed

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


We seem to wait an age for spring, through long dark winter days and nights, and then it gallops by in a flash. It seems only a few days ago (Day 112) I was enjoying the cheerily wrinkled faces of the flowers on my honesty (Lunaria annua), and already they’re going to seed. They seem more familiar now, those translucent discs filtering the morning light and revealing the swelling seeds inside – windows into the inner reproductive workings of this particular cabbage. There’s something a bit voyeuristic about it, if I’m honest... and with this plant, I suppose that’s one virtue we should practise. I can’t look away, though. 

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