We all know that plants grow in the oddest and most unusual places. They have a mind of their own, do their own thing and some don’t need any looking after at all. In fact, it’s a wonder they survive but, survive the do.
I live in an established tree lined road, with Victorian and Edwardian properties. Most of the original boundary walls are still in situ and built using stones and a type of gravel and cement mix. It a lovely road, and made all the more so when a beautiful little blue/purple flower spreads its way down the street bursting out of all the nooks and crannies in the walls. It appears this time every year.
I don’t know what it is called but wondered if it was an Aubretia, although I am not sure, the flowers seem the wrong shape. There are a few variations, as you will see from the last photo. It’s such a picture, seeing this delicate but clearly robust flower steadfastly growing and giving great colour to the road. If you recognise it please let me know. Update: Since writing this post, I am reliably informed that this is Campanula.