When a friend visited the garden a few days ago, there was one plant which particularly appealed to her. Last year I moved a seedling to another position, and having seen her garden in turn, I could just see how well it would go. On Sunday I cut down all the flowering stems, and put them in a bucket, then dug up the plant and potted it up. Win, win, win: Sue will have a lovely plant, I now have a lovely space to plant other things, and I have a bucket full of flowers.
I still have enough for one plant for another couple of vases. Here the 'vase' is an art deco glass vase. With the flowers up at eye level I noticed some attractive details with the pollen golden in the centres.
and when the pollen has worked its magic, the small strawberry seed heads are equally attractive.
Another super plus point about this plant with its strawberry like leaves, is that slugs and snails leave it alone. This plant came as a little seedling from Alison who also posts on Six on Saturday, as we live in neighbouring towns, it is always a joy to meet up, as we did last week. And we each enjoy seeing how our gardens are evolving. To think this friendship all started thanks to Cathy who hosts this weekly get together.