In an attempt to a) educate b) improve my client’s enjoyment of the garden c) retain my position of power by instigating fear and dread, I have decided to impose identification tests for some of my newbies. As soon as any plant is noticed, mentioned, commented upon I tell them the name, they repeat after me and we try to work out a way to remember it. There are two problems with this regime which I have yet to confess: 1. my pronunciation is often experimental, 2. sometimes I make things up. Who cares? This week the specimen chosen by and for Mrs G is Sidalcea “Party Girl”. From now on this beautiful North American mallow will be known as Sid and Elsie, let’s party. I have a funny feeling we will all be remembering this one.