Our plant of the week, fritillaria meleagris (also known as snake’s head fritillary, guinea flower or chequer lily) is a striking wild flower native to Britain. But who would have thought that this small, purple Spring flower would have so much in common with a 160kg giant panda? Here are three reasons why:
In winter, I wear bigger boots to keep warm. Then the mud and snow sticks to them. Suddenly, when I look behind me, I’m not sure whether I’m looking at my own footprints or if I’m being trailed by the Abominable Snowman.