Accidental horticulture25 January, 2013
In my last bunch of Random Flowers* were a couple of willow sticks, covered in catkins.
Long after the flowers died, I left the sticks in the vase because they looked pretty. To my surprise, one of them put out roots.
Well, what can you do?
So now I have a willow tree.
It joins a motely collection of bonsai avocado trees**, a probably-maple sapling rescued from a crack in a park wall, a couple of apple trees from that weird apple, and three lemon trees that are clearly unimpressed by the Irish climate and want nothing to do with it.
* There is an unfortunate belief that if a man gives a woman flowers for no apparent reason, it is to apologise for something he has done, and thus the flowers are packaged with suspicion and guilt. This is a problem. The solution is Random Flowers.
** Fact: there is no such thing as a bonsai avocado tree.