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daisy, salvia, comfrey, vetch, etc

I planted these daisies from seed, what seems like ages ago. The recent hot weather has finally spurred them into bloom.

daisy

daisy

These are my first salvia blooms.

salvia

The comfrey is in bloom now.

comfrey

These tufted vetch seemed to appear suddenly from nowhere. I did have seeds ages ago but I have no recollection of where I planted them and when but I often reuse pots after planting seeds if nothing appears so these have obviously been dormant somewhere until the conditions were right for them to grow.

tufted vetch

It's funny how the ceanothus on the right has one lone bloom on it, compared with the one on the left covered in blossoms.
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another frog and the latest blooms

Another (larger) frog has appeared in my pond. I haven't seen the other frog for a few weeks and suddenly this one was there the other day. I love having the frogs. My one regret is that my grandmother isn't able to share this with me. She was so interested in my efforts to attract them to my garden pond.

frog in pond

The single comfrey plant I have (from an entire packet of seeds) is unexpectedly blooming. It was at the back of the garden out of the way, looking a lot like green alkanet, and suddenly the other day I saw it had different flowers and realized it was comfrey. I was inspired to plant this after hearing Bunny Guiness talk on GQT about how great the flowers were for bees as they lasted well into the autumn when little else was in bloom.

comfrey buds

The angelica is an amazing plant. It has more flowers and has grown even taller.

angelica flowers

angelica

angelica

The lower stems are red. The plant was so massive I had to prune it.

red angelica stems

The Orange Favourite tulips are still looking great.

Orange Favourite tulips

Orange Favourite tulip

Orange Favourite tulip

This lilac has been very slow to get going but now it's blooming like mad. This pic also shows two aquilegia (to the right of the lilac) which are the tallest aquilegia I've ever seen, some foxgloves and a bit of the ceanothous to the left.

lilac

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