Moving into a new home brings all kinds of expenses you never expected. By the time we paid for renovations there was nothing left for the garden. So what to do? A solution was sitting under the bushes in the abandoned house next door. There, among the roots, I found dozens of dwarfed shoots of what seemed like leopard’s bane. I took a chance and planted tiny clumps of it down all the walks. This plant – hardened by many years of neglect – grew by the day. It now surrounds the house in a sea of yellow. Not bad for few weedy shoots clinging to life between the weeds.