It looked like this:
...and I was happy.
But after awhile, the flowers started to sicken, and then the leaves, and despite my best efforts, the pot eventually looked like this:
Vistiors (i.e, my mother) asked occsionally, "Why has that happened?"
I didn't know.
Until, one night recently, I opened the front door in the middle of the night to take out some rubbish, and saw this:
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Joining up with Dr Bron's Pick A Post: the animal one: