Fabulously Floriferous Fatsia8th December 2011 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
I’ve learned to love the large fatsia that grows against the garden wall. When I moved here it sprawled untidily but now that I’ve removed the leaves from the three trunks and keep the top growth in check it lends evergreen structure to the garden. And at this time of year its flowers are at their peak. I was working nearby on a particularly lovely day last week and realised the air was full of the sounding of humming. The bees were feasting on the fatsia flowers.