I expect every town, every city, every village, maybe every street has a part that is breathtakingly wonderful but un-noticed and neglected.
It’s a grey day and these are grey walls. The ground is wet, the gutters are gungy and water is caught between stems in the wall.
|Does anyone know what this plant is?|
I suspect it's a garden escapee.
What do you think?
Three people have suggested
but I am unconvinced.
What’s in a wall?
Here’s some green.
High on the wall, then . . .
safe and surprisingly dry, inside the wall - the chrysalis of a Large White butterfly.
This area is close to town but neglected.
Close by, there was to be a small public garden. It hasn’t worked. It’s where people came to drink and be drunk when the council banned out-door consumption of alcohol in the town centre. (Pub gardens and seating excepted.)
It’s a steep walk. People are likely to look down as they go up.
When they come down, the natural thing is to look at the view the - harbour, the bridge the buildings and masts, roofs, roads - and the hills beyond.
The walls loom. Plants make their home there.