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  1. kzmcb says:

    It’s quite lovely. Can you take a shot from further away, as I’d like to see the size of the plant?

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s pretty much finished flowering now, but the seeds are pretty, not tall, about 30cm.

  2. I love Nigella too – just sprinkle the seeds from old flower heads here and there and wait for them to shine the next year in ever increasing areas of the garden – you’re right, the bees absolutely love it too! x

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ve never had much luck scattering seeds in the garden, the S&S probably get to the seedlings, but I’ll give it a go.

  3. margaret21 says:

    Nigella may be one of my favourite flowers: so delicate and unassuming, and yes, bees love ’em too!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I might try other colours next year.

  4. beetleypete says:

    Great photos, Jude. And a lovely flower to attract the bees.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Pete, they are lovely flowers and I’m happy that I have finally managed to grow a few! Seems containers are the way to go here, which is a bummer as I am wanting to cut down on the number I have.

  5. Toonsarah says:

    One of my favourites – a great gallery to show it off!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sarah. A lovely seed-head too.

      1. Toonsarah says:

        Yes, absolutely. They used to fascinate me as a child, they looked almost alien!

  6. Suzanne says:

    I am enjoying your bee and flower images, Jude. These ones are exceptionally lovely and like Sarah and others it is a favourite of mine too. Snapdragons were a childhood favourite. Do you grow them?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I haven’t grown snapdragons but I do like them. Maybe next year.

      1. Suzanne says:

        Look forward to enjoying them via your photos 🙂

  7. Unusual-looking as well as beautiful and setting the bee off to perfection. Can’t ask for more.

  8. Mine just self seed every year. They are so pretty.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’ll have to hope mine do the same!

  9. Ann Mackay says:

    These are lovely, Jude! Here I find that they self-seed very readily and I have to thin them out otherwise there’s lots of tiny ones. (They must like hot, dry conditions.)

  10. susurrus says:

    A beautiful reward for persevering. I tried and failed last year. They were (supposed to be) a lilac-grey colour.

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