I've shown you this houseplant before but just look at what appeared in its pot recently! I noticed it one morning ~ and I swear it wasn't there the day previously! I have no idea how it got into the compost.
Does anyone have any idea what kind of toadstool it may be and why it suddenly popped up in a houseplant?
A closer view of the toadstool, which has a somewhat phallic appearance in this photo ;-) I must say that the colour looked rather unpleasant on closer inspection!
The strange little toadstool proceeded to open out like an umbrella!
It shrivelled up and died but a second one appeared a few days back. This one didn't last as long as the first ~ I shall let you know if any more grow ;-)
This is one of the camellia plants that my Mum gave me this last Christmas. It's looking so beautiful and seems to like living on the kitchen windowsill ~ it is really thriving!
A closer view of those gorgeous petals. They look for all the world as if they have been dipped in pink dye :-)
The cyclamen on the kitchen windowsill is still going strong, too :-)
Our next-door neighbours moved house the weekend before this last. On the Monday Peter surprised me with these gorgeous flowers as a "thank you" for letting them park on our driveway whilst they loaded up, and also for being "such nice neighbours". How sweet was that! I was very touched, as you can imagine :-)
The flowers filled the house with their beautiful scent for days afterwards. I do so love to receive flowers...