Fatsia japonica scrambles over a fence. Byfield, Northants.
6 December, 2017
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Fat-headed Lizzie's parents
Visiting a friend in Byfield earlier today I had a surprise. My route took me down an alley (or jitty in Northamptonshire) connecting High Street and Church Street, a thoroughfare I use only occasionally. The surprise consisted of a fine specimen of Fatsia japonica. I must have passed it several times over the years but this, being a winter flowering shrub, had been overlooked. There is really no excuse for it has fine, attractive foliage, which can help to create a sub-tropical effect in the garden.