The summer flower garden is like a large box of soft centres, so full of delights you aren’t sure which to enjoy first.
At this time of year it is quite different. Our blooms are increasingly akin to the Quality Street toffee that you find down the back of the sofa in a moment of great need.
This archaeological discovery is just as delicious and perhaps even more appreciated*. Maybe a little tatty at the edges, but definitely as sweet a treat.
* This does not mean that if you are thinking of buying me a present you should ever consider toffee. A big box of dark chocolates, thanks all the same.