These chestnut leaves have a special meaning for me. I found a chestnut on the ground beneath a tree and planted it in the garden and it began to grow in Spring. I realised that my little garden would be too small to have a chestnut tree dominating everything, and so I removed the growing tree to a large pot. This was about 15 years ago. I waited patiently for the first flower, but it was a long wait.
Last year, amidst all the debris from the building that was happening around my appartment, it decided to flower. Just one flower, but it was Spring and I hope this is the first of many Spring flowers on my horse chestnut.