Percy & Reed

Great Portland Street, W1

This pot was spotted outside Will Young’s hairdresser, Percy & Reed, on Great Portland Street.  Actually, I’m not sure if it qualifies as a winter pot at all. The snakeshead fritillaries are a spring flower which will have been forced, and the jasmine… well, that’s an indoor pot plant that must be struggling a little outside. I wonder if the pot’s creator has shopped at Columbia Road market, spotted two plants that they liked the look of, and planted them in this unlikely combination.

But… isn’t it lovely? I love the artfully placed moss, which also oozes from the gaps between the wood of the box. The whole thing is so wrong, it’s almost right.

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