Into the wild

Into the wild
A green-winged orchid

Some see wildflowers as unwanted, but memoirist Zoë Devlin finds beauty in these unexpected visitors and encourages us to garden with nature, not against it

Zoë Devlin is more than a little obsessed with wildflowers. So much so that she allowed her boss to be ‘taken out’ because of them. Obliged to take part in a team-building paint-balling work day, she was tasked with covering her superior. But she was distracted by her first sighting of an early-purple orchid, giving her opponents an opportunity that they took full advantage of.

She feels a strong connection to wildflowers – they are...

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