"I am a member of the Convolvulaceae family - common name Bindweed. If I arrive in your garden I will scramble to the very top of your highest hedge. I will garland it with arrow shaped leaves and then present you with my perfect white trumpet flowers; what is my reward? you dig me out.
Even my little relative is removed despite the fact that she scurries around covering the ground displaying her pretty shell pink flowers.
Note from 'blog owner'; Many readers have completely misunderstood this post, so sorry for the confusion. I do love, love, love, my coloured morning glories - they are a total delight in my garden. The unloved and unwanted are the white Bindweed and the small pink Bindweed that can be a huge problem when they turn up in your garden, but can look pretty along the country roads. I had written this post from the point of view of the Bindweed, perhaps this may have been a step too far.
It is difficult to understand why the owner of this blog treats our overseas relatives, the Ipomoeas', in the way she does. Seedlings are pampered, pricked, and potted. She seeks places where they will enjoy growing within the garden, feeds them with compost, and even gives them structures to climb.
The buds appear like neatly furled umbrellas
This one is her favourite she loves it - Morning Glory - Heavenly Blue - this year the flowers are huge, a diameter of at least 13cms (5 inches) - it must be all that compost her husband makes.
By the mid afternoon it neatly folds its bloom away like a silk parachute in preparation to generate seeds for next year.
Just what is the difference between them and us?"