KNITTING WITH PLANTS
My project at the moment is to cover a rather ugly tall wall with climbers. I have a passion flower
which I grew from seed bought when I last visited my best friend in Florida.
I have bouganvillia
And the ‘fleur rose’ (see last week’s entry) now identified as Podranea or Pink Trumpet Vine.
I also have a jasmine in there somewhere.
But there are a lot of bald pieces of wall, so I have been out there tottering on a ladder pulling, twirling, knotting string and generally knitting bits of plant around each other to try and persuade them into the gaps.
Hopefully by next month, the string won’t show and I’ll be able to post a picture of a pretty wall!
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Here is a photo of a pink flower. I know this for a fact, because after seeing it all over Agadir gardens, asking anyone I knew the name without success and fruitlessly searching my Sister-in-law’s gardening books, I broke a piece off and took it to the garden centre, selected a plant, confirmed with the assistant it was indeed the same plant, I bought it and finally asked its name. The assistant nodded sagely and said ‘la fleur rose’ The Pink Flower. So there you have it. If anyone knows what its called, I’d love to hear from you!
I had it in a large pot on the terrace to start with and while it had loads of flowers it needed cutting back every winter, so about 18 months ago I moved it to my front garden. The foliage has thrived and it now covers the tall wall, although sadly it has had no flowers.. Until this morning, walking down the road I see a beautiful cascade of flowers from my plant. Only trouble is, its on a bit that has grown down the other side of the wall into my neighbour’s garden!
The first flower in MY garden!