I had dahlia envy after reading this post of Vanessa's the other day. I have grown them in the past, but once the snails get wind of them that is it-gone overnight which is so disappointing! I saw these in Morrisons and they were cheap so I bought them. Then two of the flowers got knocked off in the basket, so I replaced one temporarily with the ribbon flower! The broken flowers look pretty enough in their bowl. I suppose I should put them outside but the snails are rife at the moment with all the rain, so they will stay on the table for a little while.
The curry plant is so delicate and interestingly shaped.
It would make lovely jewellery if turned into gold.
They don't look much, but these mangoes are delicious. The best ones I have ever had I think. In 'A Suitable Boy', which I only ever read the first book of, even though it is really good, there is a character called Mrs Rupa Mehra (I think this is her name) and she has a thing for mangoes, but also has diabetes so is limited in her consumption, which she finds very difficult.