Hand-coloured fashion plate showing men's dress. A man in a wintry landscape, back view, wearing a top hat and a dark blue coat with frogged seams and brandenburg fastenings down the front (just visible), fur collar and cuffs, and grey trousers.
the beautiful Euphorbia x martinii Well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Propagate every year from the new growth at the base. Stems leak a milky, toxic sap, which irritates the skin, causes a rash and can damage the eyes. Dipping stems in water halts the flow of milky fluid. Wear goggles, long sleeves, gloves and trousers when cutting back plants.