|ugly duckling snatches a piece of the action|
I couldn’t understand why the plants were travelling away from the fence which I’d planted them next to, expecting them to climb up, and instead were heading towards the patio stones.
|Wallflowers stepping out : Spring 2012 & last week|
While trying to research their preferred growing conditons, I discovered that the name wallflower comes from the plant precariously rooting itself in walls rather than shyly standing against them as their namesakes in 19thcentury dance halls. It sounds improbable but there's a picture on the web to prove it. Their preference apart from walls (or patio stones in my case) is infertile, well-drained soil.
|Time for this wallflower to live a little dangerously|