The addition of some beads, a backing fabric and a stitched border, completes the Lotus.
Moving on to the next garden, I started work on the background for it. The pebbled commercial fabric on the left is too red/orange for contrast with the red Blood Lily, so I painted over it with a dilute wash of Paynes Grey acrylic paint. As the piece will not be washed, it doesn't really matter that the paint is probably not water fast. Still a bit too orange I think, but I'll go ahead with the lily and see how it looks, as I can always add a bit more grey if it needs it.