I noticed quite a few of these growing in the brick walls of the Victorian terraces in our neighbourhood today, most of them in flower. One house also had a flowering patch growing in the garden.
The flower reminds me of Campanula?
Yes well spotted , it's either Campanula portenschlagiana
or C.poscharskyana which is very similar but tends to be a bit more rampant.
I was actually just looking at Campanula portenschlagiana, they seem to be flowering very late though?
The leaves look familiar, I think I might have pulled a few of these out of my walls, I'll leave them from now on!
I have both of those Dove mentions and they're both in flower.
Hmm, that’s interesting! I quite like it, where do you grow them nutcutlet? Would you recommend them?
I like them, this one is less invasive than poscharskyana (here at least)
I grow them on the edge of steps and a little wall. I don't think either like too hot and dry
I think the one that grows here is
C. poscharskyana. It grows in the damp shade in cracks between the walls and the path. It occasionally crops up in a border and if I don't want it there I just weed it out without any difficulty. It's a pretty thing and is almost always in flower. It usually features in our New Year Flower Count.
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