Sunday, 23 September 2012

Common or Garden?

Take a peek at the following list.

Jasminum nudiflorum
Ligustrum vulgare
Hydrangea macrophylla
Fucshia hybrida
Aquilegia vulgaris

Beginning to see a pattern? If you grow these at home, as many do, are you taking an easy option,growing them for personal/emotive reasons ore even just because they came up in the garden and looked pretty so you kept them?
Chances are you can tick at least one of the above if not more.
There are certain reliable,die hard plants which are spread around by cuttings,or seedlings or divisions to friends, family, neighbours and plant stands at school fund raisers. Common maybe to the point of being weeds but we tolerate,cultivate and even cherish for various reasons.
We have several in my garden and I'm sure the list could be longer (why not add yours?). Ours came via grandparents when we first moved in, via work colleagues, fellow mature students and by natures own hand but all have a place in my heart.
What do your plants say about you? How does your garden reflect your history and family?

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