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There are weeds coming up in the cracks of our paving stones outside the French windows.


Hubs, the fastidious American gardener, wants to buy some weed killer or use gasoline, not very environmentally friendly solutions.  However, he has neither at hand so he interrupted the English resident gardener at the flats and asked,

“What’s the best thing I can use to get rid of these weeds popping up in my paving stones?”

Only to be told,

“Those aren’t weeds, those are Violas.  I’ll pull them up if you like, or treat them when I come back next week to do the driveway.”


I take pictures of Violas on my walks, sturdy little plants that appear to push through bricks and concrete…and cracks in pavements.

Of course they’re staying!

Weeds indeed!  What do we know?



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