Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Budding Wygelia

This wygelia bush is just outside my front door, and has been there since we bought the house. It isn't my favourite plant in the garden, in fact I actually wanted it removed at one stage. Admittedly, the flowers are pretty when they come out, but they are only present for about three weeks of the year. In the warmer months after the flowers are gone, it is just leaves, & come late autumn through winter, the plant is just sticks. Anyway, when we tried to dig it up a few years back, it put up all these suckers so we decided to leave it there. Occasionally the little wrens come & sit there. There are buds all over it at the moment and it is about to flower. The weather forcast is for more warm temperatures over the next few days so it should be in full bloom very soon.

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