1. BeckyB says:

    oh this is gorgeous . . . .is this in your garden?

    1. Heyjude says:

      No, this one is across the road. A neighbour has one in their garden though so I might help myself to some seeds… mindst you, this is the very very tall one so take up a LOT of room!

  2. beetleypete says:

    Lovely, Jude. Fills that square very nicely. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Worryingly that there were no bees in the photo, it is usually covered in them.

      1. beetleypete says:

        I bought one of these, after Fraggle recommended them.
        https://www.beebombs.com/ x

        1. Heyjude says:

          Good idea! I have loads of bee and butterfly plants in my garden, just not so many bees this year so far. I wonder if the cold, wet June has anything to do with it?

        2. beetleypete says:

          My cousin keeps honey bees in Essex. She tells me that half of them have died of a ‘mystery’ virus, and many others are being killed by the Asian Hornet.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Can’t like this comment. That’s not good Pete.

        4. beetleypete says:

          Worrying indeed. But a hot summer might help.

  3. Sue says:

    Lovely, Jude…but is it blue?!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Lavender blue? From a distance it definitely looks blue, close-up you see more of the pink and lilac shades. Becky was OK with it though, and it is at least square 🟦🟪😁

      1. Sue says:

        Oh, I wasn’t having a go! Lavender blue will do!

        1. Heyjude says:

          I didn’t think you were, but I also thought I was pushing it a bit with the colour 😀

        2. Sue says:


  4. restlessjo says:

    Or bluebottles? 😆😆 How’s the young un doing?

    1. Heyjude says:

      No flies on this one! He’s doing much better. Hopes to be out – again – on Thursday.

      1. restlessjo says:

        That’s great! Happy to be able to say ‘told you so’ 🙂 🙂

  5. Definitely blue(ish)! Having a quick gallop through to catch up.

  6. Lignum Draco says:

    That’s beautiful. I was going to ask, but I see it’s not from your own garden. Anything we do to help the bees and butterflies is a good thing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Have you seen these plants? They grow very tall! There are smaller versions that would suit my garden better.

  7. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous hues, Jude. I love your composition with the leaves. 🙂

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