Friday, June 4, 2010

A new resident in the garden

Viola banksii "Tasmanian Violet"
I'm always on the prowl for something different and this little gem caught my eye at a small family run nursery. I had no idea it was in the viola family as the leaf looks more like a large version of Cymbalaria muralis (Ivy-leaved toad-flax or Kenilworth Ivy) which I have growing everywhere at the Manor, and the flower is similar in color as well. Unfortunately the days of non-stop rain continue so I have stored it in a cool corner of the greenhouse.

1 comment:

  1. A keen eye will notice little changes in the garden, and even with a new and little resident hiding somewhere not wishing to make its presence felt.... Cheers.., ~bangchik