I have always thought how similar children are to flowers; they need constant nurture and care and attention. They thrive on it, and grow and develop their amazing talents, which are god given, and theirs to show off to their full potential.
A flower will wilt and die in the wrong surroundings. With children it takes years to get to know them fully and to understand what they need to fully thrive. They will give you clues when they are young, if you pay attention to what they like being or doing. Similarly flowers and plants will give you clues when you place them in a spot they do not like.
This year I saved my passiflora from a spot riddled with snails and after much care it has now regrown from one solitary leaf into a thriving plant with fruit, which I will photograph for you and put in my next post…..