Monday, 30 June 2014

At last

There have been native Orchids in the damp lower garden since we have been here. One day, three years ago, though, Best Beloved came rushing in from mowing the orchard, very excited. He had mowed the tip off another, lone Orchid. The following year, nothing came up. This year, at last, we have a lovely plant.
The flower spike is much broader, more triangular, than the others. The colour is much deeper, almost purple. The leaves are broader, too, with a distinct fold running up the centre. This year  I am keeping the grass as close clipped as I can, in the hope that seed will set and fall. Fingers crossed!

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