Here's another pic of the mystery plant. It has gotten larger so I though maybe we should have another go at it. It seems to be sprawling like a ground cover now. I know it flowers as well although I can't remember the colour.
I am almost positive you found it Baa! The flowers I don't remember other than that I loved them and the ones in the pic are exactly what I love. I surfed a few other sites and all the foliage pics look exactly like it. Unless I'm in for a surprise when this baby flowers, I would have to say that it is an Ivy Leafed Toadflax.
Thankyou very very much.
The weekend before Christmas I went to Winchester and found good sized clump of Cymbaaria still flowering in a stone wall. If it is Cymbalaria it will spread around quite fast but there are much worse weeds to have in the garden!
We call it Kennelworth Ivy up here...it gets into all the containers I leave outside for the summer...actually, it is with purple flowers here and when, say, a half-oak-barrel is full of it around the edge..this is pretty!!!! self-seedin'-sun-of-a-gun!!!! Ramblin' Rose
If so this plant has at least 12 common names in useage in England alone! One good thing about it is that it has edible leaves and was often used in beer making to clarify the brew hence the common name Alehoof.
Cymbalaria tends to grow in walls or other rocky dry places.
Baa. we call that one Hen-bit. I think it stinks and yes, it is everywhere here too and is beginning to bloom now. I will have to take a picture of the ground ivy. It has small blue blooms and spreads like crazy.