Another new year, another new plant. This Sciadopitys verticillata, the Japanese Umbrella Pine, has irresistible charms. It is true that I am not know for my resistance (generally futile), but when I noticed that this little darling was half price the die was well and truly cast. A mere babe in arms at the moment, it has the potential of reaching 12m in height. Until that point, which will hopefully not come too quickly, it is another one for the pot (terracotta not cooking). Here it will wait patiently with the others until I move to my grand estate. I know it will be very happy with me, as I am with it.
Wishing you all a magnificent 2017, may you both give and receive tolerance and empathy, may you share love and kindness with friends and strangers, and, most important of all, may you indulge in regular disco dancing marathons and drown in an ocean of laughter. xxx