Then buds appear ; by May these turn into sprays of white flowers with little yellow centres-they have a heavy, honey scent which blows across the Ness. The flowers then turn into seeds-which look like a thousand peas. They lose their green and become the colour of bone. At this stage they are at their most beautiful-sprays of pale ochre, several thousand seeds on each plant. The autumn winds return, the leaves rot at the base, dry out and blow away; by November the Crambe has completely disappeared.
— Extract from Derek jarman’s garden, published by Thames & Hudson, 1995.