Just a few offerings for the nature table. These glorious blue pods (decaisnea fargesii) are also rather gruesomely known as 'dead man's fingers'. The plant is of chinese origin and grows well in the UK. It's a tall and graceful addition at the back of a border, and other plants will grow underneath it as the foliage is sparse and open. I scooped out the slimey caterpillar-like line of seeds (the slime is edible, though rather bland). I then flattened the pods out on fabric and they have left a green poddy outline. I just need to find out if the image will stay after a launder now. If anyone wants some seeds, leave your address on the contact page and I will post some to you.
Julie Shackson is an artist and designer, working across various mediums and living in Wales