This scented leaved pelargonium enjoyed last summer’s warmth, spreading generously throughout the bee and butterfly border. The plan had been to dig it up and bring it in for the winter but it was a victim of its own success. All that excessive growth meant it was now too large to transport into the greenhouse and it seemed cruel to cut it back so drastically and shove it in a pot. So outside it has stayed. And outside it continues to flower and offer its fragrant foliage to tactile passerby’s. Frost could arrive any day now and that would be the end of that. As James Dean may or may not have said “Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse”. Mind you I’m not sure that over-boiled cabbage counts as good-looking.