Thoughts on a Tuesday

At this time of year there is not a lot of colour in an English garden, although here in the far south-west green still dominates the landscape and you will still see a few flowers around. For other plants however, this is their time of year to show off. Pineapple Sage is one of them. My plant(s) live outdoors all summer long near the herb garden, but as it is classified as tender I move it into the conservatory over the wet winter months. It is very easy to propagate. Just cut it back at the end of flowering and stick the tips into compost for some new plants. I don’t use it in cooking and the pineapple scent is very faint, but the flowers are very cheerful during the winter months, even though difficult to capture in all their glory.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    I might have to go hunting for some of that. It’s very cheerful πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. margaret21 says:

    And you have shown it off to perfection!

  3. beetleypete says:

    Nice burst of colour, Jude. We are back to ‘mud’ here. 😦
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Sue says:

    Shown off nicely, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you. Used the white card again. I think I need a white sheet!

  5. BeckyB says:

    Never heard of this before, what a fun plant

    1. Heyjude says:

      And a culinary herb too!

      1. BeckyB says:

        Clever πŸ™‚

  6. I haven’t heard of it, but it looks very cheery.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It adds some welcome colour to the winter months.

  7. susurrus says:

    Nice to se the silhouettes. You can really see the aspect of every flower. They made me think of ice skaters.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I like how you see things in flowers 😊

  8. Cathy says:

    It looks glorious in full colour – I gave up on mine!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I thought mine had bit the dust last year, it didn’t fare well in the conservatory – everything seemed to be covered in white fly! When I took it outside in spring I cut it right back to the soil and then planted the cuttings. The original plant revived and the cuttings took too, so now I have three pots! Very cheerful in winter.

      1. Cathy says:

        Perhaps I did not try hard enough wth mine, which was overwintered in the Coop, but it never even had a hint of a flower

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