The turmeric is flowering, such gorgeous flowers. They’re hidden deep within the foliage, but the plant is very good looking anyway. At least in summer. It doesn’t work so well as a decorative plant because it dies right back in winter – a period of yellowing daggy looking leaves, followed by bare ground with not a trace of the bounty underneath.
But for a little while, in midsummer it’s the perfect plant – lush green leaves a metre or so tall, these gorgeous bromiliad-like flowers nestled inside, and the fragrant, spicy rhizomes to dig whenever you want.