Thursday 31 December 2015

Knapweed ... or floral super-hero?

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them."
said Winnie-the Pooh 

I'm completely in agreement with Pooh - especially at this time of the year when there's not a whole lot of colour around anywhere for us to enjoy. I saw this rather glorious cluster of knapweed this morning growing quietly beside the path I was following up the cliff. It called out loudly for me to stop and admire it ...

... which is precisely what I did.

Admittedly the Mediterranean winter is a lot more benign than what we endure back in Blighty, but, even so, you have to admit that these little chaps are heroic to keep blooming on through the less-than-perfect days of December.

To be very honest if they were to miraculously appear in my garden back in London I'd treat them with the same delight reserved for my spring bulbs, and thank my lucky stars for sending me floral cheer.

All the best for now,

Bonny x

1 comment:

  1. These are just glorious! I always get to feeling like I want some thistle when fall comes around, but know my neighbors might want to hang me if I got it started!