What constitutes a wild flower? Among Jude’s definitions are ones that haven’t been planted. I totally admire the tenacity of plants that burst up between rocks, through tiny gaps in paving stones and I’ve even seen Buddleia growing roof on guttering, three floors up. So, wild Campanula does grow in the UK, but this is an escapee, a seed deposited by the wind perhaps, that managed to attach itself to a minute grain of earthy material to help it germinate. I think the spot it’s chosen, attached to a container for things going on a journey, is a perfect foil for its wild spirit, do you agree?
The theme for Jude’s Garden Challenge this month is wild flowers, why not join in?
19 thoughts on “A Plant in the Post”
Wow that one certainly is tenacious . . if we tried to encourage it to do that it would never grow!
I love the colours, and your riff on this plant. One of your many most delightful posts.
The audacity of nature! Great spot Gilly!
These bell-flowers have been growing ‘wild’ for some years on my back yard walls. The bees love them!
Wild indeed! Love the contrasting red and purple and the rusty flaking paint on the post box – made my day this one Gilly 🙂
Aww thanks, I thought it was stretching wild a but far!
it got there under its own devices, and anyway you know how much I like a post box 😉
This flower is wild because of its location, and sunning because it’s royal color. Wonderful capture. :-D.
I sure do agree .. Loving the purple
Aw, Gilly! I want to adopt this one! But then a free spirit would hate that, wouldn’t it? A superb wildflower shot! You are nothing short of genius at times. 🙂
I found an escapee for Jude in Poland, but the darn thing ‘came back to bite me’! We recently had fences replaced at home- wholesale devastation in the garden. On Saturday I was pootling with camera and what do I find? Same plant, ‘escaped’ in ours! I had to ask Mick what it was, of course, and I don’t ever remember seeing it there before, I either need specs or a brain! Have a happy week, darlin’ 🙂 🙂
I’m sure you could adopt a campanula, it would camp out happily in your garden for a while 🙂 I saw a conversation somewhere about an escapee, was it the dead nettle? They have a habit of turning up anywhere hospitable 🙂 I imagine yo have a nice garden with Mick’s expertise?
I should be moving my btm but I’m struggling to motivate myself towards work this morning – I’m in a different office today and I don’t much like it. Heyho off I go, you have fun doing lady of leisure stuff 🙂 🙂 🙂
A Lamium, according to Mick. The garden is a bit of a work in progress since said fence but it’s ok. Hope the week turns out better than you’re expecting. 🙂
Yep, a dead nettle is a Lamium 🙂
What a magic shot and a perfect title too. Making me smile. A LOT! 🙂
Love the colour combo and the smidgen of bricks to set it all off. Perfect
A classy capture. I love the brilliance of colours, but I keep wondering what it would look like in selective colouring.
You bring out so much more to an already admiring picture.