On May 3rd Pieter did plant his Papyrus plant alongside our pond. It was a gift from dear friends. This is THE Papyrus plant that also grew alongside the river Nile in Egypt, in the third millennium BC. But with the drought we were facing this summer and extremely hot weather, the plant does not look as happy as in May... Have a look.
This is on May 3, just planted and happy!
Here you see the Papyrus plant on October 12. Our pond held water all summer, due to an underground spring, but it has been in that scorching heat for a couple of months.
Let's hope it will look healthy again, come spring...