A few years ago I purchased a Cistus. I have always loved their delicate fine, tissue-papery petals. I planted my little shrub in a border containing my apple trees thinking that it would give added protection in the Winter. My Cistus, preferring sunshine rather than shade has never produced masses of flowers and has a propensity to be a little leggy. I have found it to be one of the most difficult plants to photograph as each time (up until now) that I have tried – just before the shutter drops so do the petals!