To my absolute delight I found this hidden away behind the tubs of bedding plants. It had been in my mind just a pot with old soil and weeds growing in it. However today for some reason I took a closer look and see what I found! Totally amazing its a young Avocado plant. When we were emptying the compost bin in the early spring I noticed there were lots of avocado stones which seemed to have started developing but hadn’t come to anything. One seemed a bit more advanced and so I stuck it in an empty pot, and this is the result! We grew one a few years ago on the window sill by balancing the stone on toothpicks over water in a glass. Eventually we put it in the garden and it grew quite tall but it was always tall and spindly as you can see in this picture below. This was my garden last summer! I wasn’t as organised and things were really getting out of hand! The Avocado was three years old in this picture. Click to enlarge.
So what do I do with this one?