Let me unequivocally state, just so that there is no misunderstanding, despite my criticisms of gardeners who obsess over flowers, I too enjoy them provided they’re grown in an environmentally friendly manner – that is, phosphate free.

The only fertilisers that the following flowers have seen are home-made compost and liquid sea-weed fertilisers, or worm wee. No chemical fertilisers were used in the making of this post….