I do like a mystery! If any of you plant experts can help me with my little mystery, I'd be very grateful.
On Boxing Day I was in a well-known supermarket. I'd paid for my shopping and was leaving the store, when I spotted an assistant standing by a trolley full of bouquets of flowers.
Always keen for a bargain, I asked her if she was about to reduce them - they were "Christmassy" bouquets. She replied that she was about to throw them out, so if I wanted any, I was welcome to take some.
I picked myself up from the floor and selected a few bunches, including a couple for Rachel - isn't she lucky to have such a generous mother??
Anyway, the last of the flowers I composted this morning - they have lasted incredibly well - but some of the greenery is still going strong.
Amongst the green stems is one that I haven't come across before. I removed a few of its leaves early on, as they seemed to have a slight lump on them. I assumed it was some sort of disease - but no!