We have spoken before (when I say “we” this obviously means “I”, but like to imagine supportive back-up in any argument, if only from my imaginary friend) about Lady Mantle’s “interesting” approach to labelling plants. Of course His Lordship is beyond reproach, no need for any tutting there whatsoever. However, the Lady of the Manor is rather eccentric in her approach. For ease of comprehension I have divided her misdemeanours into four categories, all equally punishable with a stern look. They are as follows:
a) No label at all – couldn’t be bothered, tough luck.
b) Label in place but with nothing on it – it didn’t wash off, there was never anything written on it, took “make sure you label that plant” far too literally.
c) Wrongly spelt – usually a rough estimation, or an anagram, good for those who enjoy cryptic crosswords.
d) Frankly ridiculous – not even close, laughable.
Penstomen ‘True Blue’, above, falls into the latter category.