We have I am sure seen plants growing in the strangest places. nature after all is stronger and will reclaim anything quickly and efficiently. We have all seen plants growing in the gutter on the roads, up the sides of houses and even on the roofs. Plants will grow almost anywhere. This can be taken in to the garden too as most plants will grow anywhere here too, Acid or alkaline, clay or sandy, most plants do not really care as long as they get water and sunshine. Obviously there are some that have to have certain conditions to grow. But as long as your careful you can have everything that you want in the garden.
In the picture above we can see a pesky Violet growing in the gaps in the bricks on my patio. Violets love to grow right where you don't want them to, although this is typical of most plants. I saw it was going to flower so I left it there to do just that and of course it is a very pretty addition to the garden, although it could have chosen a better place. Unfortunately after the flowers had finished it was removed...
Just outside the front door this little chap has sprung up. Cyclamen are all starting to appear at this time of the year and this one it seems is no exception. Throwing up some flowers and already a few leaves. Again it seems a shame to remove it so it looks like I will have to lift the bricks to rescue it and then plant it on somewhere else. i will cover Cyclamen in more detail soon as it seems the right time of year to do so. Also seeing as i have removed some from the garden and landed with over 100 plants....
So ultimately what am i trying to say, well simply that all our best laid plans for the garden can be not as great as we thought as nature has a way of throwing things back at us. It is of course not all bad, it just means that we can tinker a little more, for which you should not be afraid. Break the rules, plant Perennials in pots, as long as you water and feed them they will be okay. We can break the rules in the garden, but only up to a point. So please don't spend a lot of money on a tropical plant and wonder why the frost kills it... Think outside the box and try new things, do not be afraid to experiment, if you are not sure read up on it first. But most of all, enjoy the garden and have fun.
My name is Jonathan and I enjoy working in my garden in my spare time. I am no professional, just an amateur. My second love is photography, shooting the flowers in my garden and of course sharing them with people who share my passions.