A present

I think I've previously mentioned that my mum collects four leaf clovers. In any case, she's since taken to breeding them. She took a sneaky cutting from a particularly prevalent patch outside a local library, and then selectively bred the patch for more leaves per clover. The natural prevalence of four leaf clovers is about 1 in 10,000. Mum's patch gets, like, 10 or 20 per day in a small cluster.

Anyway, for Christmas Mum gave me a cutting of her own clover plant. Very cool.

I planted it, and on the first day, possums or birds came and ate all the leaves. A tragedy. But then I replanted the small leafless stump in my vegepod (under the cover of netting), and now (a couple of months later) I'm getting 3 or 4 per day.  Here are some I picked yesterday.