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October 31, 2020

Pitch black evenings and the approach of All Hallows’ Eve has us wrapping ourselves in the duvet a little tighter at night, lest a ghoul should appear to put the willies up us.

Thankfully this eye catching Physalis with its bright orange lanterns can give us a little relief from the night terrors.
IMG_0336_29-10-30_Broken_Clock_Lingering_Vodka_Physalis.jpg First cultivated in the British Isles in the 18th century Physalis is a member of the nightshade family and symbolises protection, comfort and safety.

Its Greek name comes from the word meaning ‘wrapper’ and during the Georgian period it was known as Cape Gooseberry as its fruit is encapsulated in a cape of orange leaves, encasing it snuggly until the fruit is ripe.

And these Physalis will certainly make for a welcome splash of colour during this bleak, dark season and will be an uplifting garnish for a tasty dish or as a spook-tacular cocktail garnish this weekend.