Saturday, 25 July 2009

Welcome visitor



As I have limited space and grow most of my plants in containers I usually choose the smaller varieties – and gaze longingly at 50-foot trees. But luckily nature isn’t so easily restricted.

At the beginning of summer I noticed a small, green shoot growing out of what I thought was solid concrete outside my back door. I assumed it was some sort of weed but because I didn’t recognise the leaves I left it to see what it would become.

It grew

and grew

and grew …

I am now the proud owner of a beautiful purple buddleia!

The seed must have blown here from a magnificent specimen two gardens away. It only has two stems, and is half the height of its parent, but the scent is wonderful!

3 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Very pretty. It would be nice to have that lovely scent when you open the backdoor.

MzzLily said...

At the front door, it would make a lovely welcome!

Friko said...

Did I or did I not manage to leave a comment on this post?
What I said was, enjoy the seedling while it's small. These buddleias can be thugs and break up you doorstep. Or similar.