As summer passes the baton to Autumn a little stress has played a role in colouring up succulents of the past season. The beauty of evergreen succulents is that the fleshy leaves change colour (rather than drop) from season to season, particularly when planted in direct sunlight for several hours a day.
The inventor of Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis, went to her grave abhorring the commercialisation of Mother’s Day. I think in her mind it wasn’t to create a hallmark day for Mothers with expensive gifts lavished upon them. Rather simply, a break from the usual daily grind: a home cooked breakfast and a lazy day spent with close family, receiving tacky presents and notes made and written by our children. Cold toast, lukewarm tea and a handpicked flower from the garden delivered with a beaming smile. May the spirit of Mother’s Day be with you.