Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Stranger Grows

A few weeks ago I repotted some of my hanging baskets with some geranium cuttings. Last week when I was putting them out in the rain for a drink, I noticed this strange plant growing in amongst the cuttings. Mmmm......................... now I wonder what this could be & how it got there.

I have two theories:-

1. There was something in the potting mix that I used to repot the geraniums.
2. It is the product of some seed that I have collected & put in there at some stage.

Now, there are problems with both these theories. A second plant the same as this has appeared under my lemon tree. If the seed was in the new potting mix, then how did it get under the lemon tree as well? If I had put seeds that I collected into the basket, then that would have been some time ago, and they would have gone out with the old potting mix, which got thrown onto the garden. I did, however, have old cocoanut fibre lining a basket, which we put under the lemon tree to act as a mulch. This could account for the mystery plant appearing here, but not in the basket.

Mmmm............................who am I to question Mother Nature. I will just watch & find out.


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It will be a surprise to see what it will turn out to be. Flower or weed?

Thanks For 2 Day said...

I hope it doesn't turn out to be one of those that sends out roots and tentacles and becomes nearly impossible to get rid of! I have some that I have no idea how they got in my yard, and at first, I liked them--but then, they began turning up everywhere, and pulling them out and even using a liquid chemical WOULD NOT KILL them! One is a 'wandering jew'...boy, that just won't quit!! Anyway, you'll have to tell us what it is when you know:) Jan