Hampshire, United Kingdom
I think I may have just witnessed a miracle. I am not a gardener so please can someone tell me if this is possible or if I have just witnessed something supernatural. I have a Photina Red Robin potted plant which I bought last summer. For the winter I brought it indoors for the last few months. The leaves recently have turned brown and hard. I thought it was dying from being in the warm house and lack of light. This morning (2nd March) as the sun was out I thought it was time to take it back outside as Spring seems to be in the air. I placed it on my patio at 9am - it is a bright day here in Hampshire - but the plant was not in direct sunlight. I have just been out into my garden again at 10.30 am and I was astonished to see that the plant had sprouted many fresh new soft green leaves. Not just little leaves sprouting out, but fully formed leaves on several of the branches of the plant. I counted them and there were about 40 fully formed full size green leaves and numerous smaller ones, not quite full size. I can tell from the shoots on the branches that they are fresh and new. This happened in just 90 minutes! If I had sat out in the garden I would have literally seen them grow! Is this possible, is it known that this plant can grow incredibly fast or is this some sort of miracle? (I am not religious at all by the way). Please someone tell me!
- 2 Mar, 2010