The beautiful spiny symmetry of Notocactus
A forest of golden barrel cactus spines. I grew this plant from seed that I bought at the National Garden Festival at Gateshead 21 years ago.
Hosta buds - before the inevitable onslaught from slugs and snails
A Nepenthes pitcher almost ready to open - and become a death trap for flies
Forget-me-nots. The flowers open pink but turn blue, while the centre fades from yellow to white as they age.