Earlier today, whilst rummaging about in my bag searching for something edible, a stray pasty or forgotten box of Thorntons perhaps, I came upon a sealed envelope. These rummages are always fraught with tension, there is a distinct possibility that somewhere in the murky depths lies a forgotten piece of fruit. I have been reunited on more than one occasion with a lurking half-composted apple; a very squidgey experience and not in a good way. I digress; within this envelope was a desiccated pod bearing perfect shiny black seeds. Nothing scribbled on the envelope, no label or hint of any kind as to what, where, how or why. I have a faint recollection of a tree peony at Chambercombe but I can’t be certain. To reveal the secret of this seed I will have to sow them and wait patiently. Now there’s the tricky part!
Looking at it closely I can see an animal face, possibly a squashed frog, anyone else?