A little bit breezy today.
This is Achillea millefolium Lilac Beauty, a short-lived hardy perennial that flowers between May and October. So what is it doing flowering in January ? I bought it five years ago as a young plant. So how short is short-lived then ?
Achillea plants were named in honour of Achilles who, according to Greek mythology, used the plant to heal the wounds of his soldiers after the siege of Troy.
Well, what a windy day it has been. Not been as windy here as other parts of the UK, but we have had gusts of 60mph. Nature will insist on paying her debts in full. Lest we forget, November was very, very calm.