October 2010

October has been a month during which the colours and textures of autumn leaves have outshone all in my garden save for one late and unexpected arrival.
From the kitchen window I glimpsed an unfamiliar splash of sapphire-blue
which on closer investigation I found to be spires of Aconite, flowering profusely, despite seasonal decline taking gentle hold all around.
A double miracle this, because the plants, grown from seeds given by a
friend from her own garden, took a full
two years to germinate. The seemingly lifeless pots eventually produced seedlings that I planted out in spring and had since forgotten.
This aspect of horticulture – the way a
garden grows rich in provenance,
multi-layered with memories and links
to nurseries, gardens, occasions and
friendships is one that over the years I
have come to cherish – no more so
than now.

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