I am not sure if I am irritated by this plant as in truth I am very fond it of. From the moment that our eyes met (eyes and leaf met??) I knew this was a plant I liked. When I had the chance to get theplant for myself I did so quickly.
This Spring when I looked for her I could not find her in the Spring Border. I thought I had lost her. This was irritating. I went to where I had planted the division and there were a few leaves: phew! all was not lost.
But I had phewed too soon? I looked again a couple of weeks later and there was only one scraggy looking leaf left. I had now moved away from irritated, I was worried. Worrying never solves anything, so I decided to dig her out, pot her up and see if she would recover.
Six days later and....
and now, a couple more days later, we are at this stage, not out of the woods but definite light at the end of the tunnel (tries to think of another cliche to fit in here.... )
So I am not irritated by this plant at all, I am overjoyed that she still loves me and still wants to grow. It turns out it has been three years (three years!) since I last had an Irritating Plant of the Month - I decided life was too short in the pandemic to be irritated by plants, there were much more important things to be concerned about. There still are in truth as things do not feel hunky dory do they? With no light at the end of that tunnel, being irritated by plants feels a welcome diversion.
But why Vera I here you ask? Because I couldn't remember her name when I was looking at her in the garden and decided it was Vera something..... close enough.....