If you grow my side
Technically you are now mine!
Law of the jungle
So how did I steal these plants?
There used to be a broken down wooden fence between my property and the neighbours. This old fence became overgrown with their creeping ivy, bulging out on both sides, till nothing remained of the fence.
Underneath the ivy, in a few places, some of the neighbour’s plants grew through on my side.
Two and a half years ago we replaced the mass of overgrown ivy with a vibracrete wall on the property line. I planted four honeysuckle bushes along my side and carefully tended them. I noticed a few straggly bits of plant had survived from the neighbour’s side, even after the wall was built. Well, as Nature knows no boundaries, it’s Finders Keepers and all the more for me!
I also carefully tended these stolen plants; weeding and watering along with the honeysuckle. The plants have variegated leaves of green and white and are pretty to look at, even without any flowers. In fact, I didn’t know they were supposed to bloom.
However, they have finally rewarded all my gardening by producing a few purple flowers. Now they are even prettier.
How lovely. Stolen plants and free flowers!