...that this is a deadly weapon? A secateur you ask? Yes...when it is in the hands of my husband.
I was watching a monthly German show called Landlust TV. I love this show and look forward to seeing it each month. Tonight I had to miss some of it as I had to go out and show Jos a few things that he was going to deadhead for me in the garden. One was a Lady's mantle that was finished blooming. But there is a second plant in the garden that was still in full bloom. I happened to look out and realized Jos had started cutting all the flowers out out this plant also....yikes! He had even thrown them on a stack to throw them out.
I went ran out to stop him before it was all but cut away. About one third of the flowers are still on the plant. *sigh* I could not throw away perfectly pretty flowers so I told him to get me a vase out of the garage. Instead of having my blooms on the plant, they are in a vase on the table. And Jos? He has promised to ask questions first next time.
In the language of flowers, Lady's mantle means comforting or protection.