Blue Comfrey (Symphytum caucasicum)

Well, here we have it, the first in a new series of ‘What’s Growing‘ posts taking a look at some of the unusual, colourful or otherwise interesting plants we’ve somehow managed to cram into our already jam-packed Newcastle yarden. There’ll be nothing too heavy here, merely a moment of appreciation for a particular plant thatContinue reading “Blue Comfrey (Symphytum caucasicum)”

How to grow Henbane

With its large, hairy, lobed leaves and bell-shaped ivory blooms, each sporting a understated but beautiful purple centre, it is an undeniably attractive plant

A trip into the wildlife garden

Much as it did for great many people, I suspect, lockdown led to an increasing focus on gardening in our household. The focus for us being to transform our little urban yard into something appealing, for both wildlife and ourselves. I wrote about our mini-rewilding efforts a little last year (here) but realising that IContinue reading “A trip into the wildlife garden”