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Beauty in the gutter!

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,947
Saw this little Viola flowering away in the gutter.It is amazing to think it was able to seed,germinate,grow and flower with no disturbance for a long time!
Made my day  :)


“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,738
    Beautiful. But the annoying thing is, when you want things to grow they don't and they tend to seed about in areas you don't want them to seed in.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,947
    I suppose the plant just knows where it wants to grow!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • B3B3 Posts: 12,706
    That happens to me with poppies. They pop up next door or out in the street. Maybe that's why they're call poppies.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,739
    What a lovely little plant. A similar thing has happened here with forget-me-nots. I park by a small patch of them at the office and somehow they've travelled the 25 miles back home with me and are growing where I park the car here now
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,947
    I once saw a tomato grow in the gutter near some offices,probably a seed from a sandwich!
    It was there long enough to produce a small tomato!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,738
    Now that you say that Madpenguin, I saw tomatoes growing in my local supermarket carpark shrub beds wedged amongst Cotoneasters and Euonymus Fortunei. Sadly they never got to ripen due to the colder autumn months.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,739
    We should make this the official 'plants in odd places thread'. I'd love to see some of the unlikely places things will grow in.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,947
    We should make this the official 'plants in odd places thread'. I'd love to see some of the unlikely places things will grow in.
    Here is a Snapdragon on the site of a demolished hotel.


    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • B3B3 Posts: 12,706
    Great idea @wild edges 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 12,706

    Don't  ask about  the incinerator  lid!
    I wasn't  sure  whether  to put these  in GoS 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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