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23.10.08




I planted it two years ago on a north-facing timber paling fence in the back garden. It failed to grow in its first season. I cut it back, almost to the ground, at the end of that summer.

It survived, producing one single bloom last summer.

Something happened over winter and spring. My Climbing Gold Bunny took off like a rocket. It marched imperiously over the palings and now its hundreds of yellow blooms are a silent explosion of pale gold in the sun. The vines are approaching the old shed like hungry triffids with an appetite for timber and cement sheeting.

2 comments:

Rowena said...

Strange how sometimes a new plant initially turns out to be a disappointment, only to make a comeback with flying colors. Beautiful color.

kitchen hand said...

Rowena, this one certainly took off after a slow start.