Clocks' go back - fetch the lanterns!


Chinese lanterns

It's the season for Chinese lanterns (Physalis peruviana). These are a popular ornamental plant that are very hardy, even below -20C. The ones used in this week's posy are garden escapees and with a wide-spreading root system this species can be quite invasive. Despite being part of the nightshade family (Solanaceae), when ripe, they have an edible berry - even M&S sell them!

What's in the posy?

Chinese lantern, chrysanthemum, pittosporum, brassica, bush lily, alstromeria, anemone.

What's scented?

Not much this week, sorry about that!

What's British?

All of it! As every week, 100% British flowers and foliage throughout the year!