Despite the fact that I love my garden, with its secluded solitude and peaceful tranquility, I am not the most green-fingered individual. Thankfully, my garden is well established, and, save for weeding the borders and mowing the lawn, there is not much for me to do. This is indeed a blessing – both for me and my garden – as I have a terrible track record of plants, well, dying on me. Honestly, I have an artificial Yucca plant in my office that looks as if it might just peg it any minute!
The other day, I was walking around my garden, when I saw this strange, rare beauty. I say strange and rare for the simple fact that it was not in my garden last year. Nor was it there the year before. Nor, indeed, for the past five years that I have lived in this house! My guess is that a bird perhaps dropped a seed that germinated in the fertile soil. However it got here though, I am more than happy. It is a beautiful addition, and I for one could quite happily while away many an hour simply gazing at it!