Archive entry 07.09.14
23rd August 2013
A climbing species with thin twisting stems that wind upwards through thin shrubs and flowers in late summer as the seasons
baby swallows take to the wing. I have seen it looking glorious in gardens in the east of the country, not so much in the west.
It comes from China and grows easily from seed, producing a glorified turnip-root that will be the source of the following years
stems of wriggling promise.
Mine didn't survive the winter. Sheer will-power is unfortunately not enough, it seems to like summer warmth as well.