In 2014, I dug up the two rocket bushes in the back garden as I wanted the space for other things. It was a sad moment but, in truth, I needn’t have fretted because it found its way back onto the landscape without any help from me.
In fact, it is everywhere in the back garden and no doubt the seeds which found themselves in the front will create the same havoc there. I say ‘havoc’ because there are bushes in the back blocking the garden path, smothering the tomatoes and coming up all over the strawberry patch.
They have also been producing huge numbers of flowers, which are very tasty for me and a magnet for several types of bee. Much as I love bumblebees, I was particularly pleased to see other sorts as well the other day (when it was sunny – we now have rain).
However, I felt the flowers had to go. There is only so much rocket I can eat and giving it away doesn’t seem to be diminishing the volume either. It was sad to feel I was depriving the bees but I am pretty certain in the blink of an eye the rocket bushes will have flowered again.