Rosebay Willowherb (Chamaenerion angustifolium). There are quite a few shoots of this plant in the Boggy Brae garden but so far, from year to year as seeds fly in from nearby places, they have never flowered because roe deer keep them cropped.
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Everlasting-Sweet-pea (Lathyrus latifolius). I noticed its first shoots in early June; it hasn’t flowered until now. Phillips and Rose say its flowering period is from June to August so my specimen would seem to be at the end of the range. It’ll be interesting to see how long its flowering period lasts.
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Devil’s-bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis). According to Keble Martin, this flowers between June and September; Phillips and Rose say June to October. The Boggy Brae plants are clearly among the later flowering especially, perhaps, during this relatively cold summer. I shall watch for its last flower this year.
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W.Keble Martin, The Concise British Flora in Colour, 1965
Roger Phillips, Wild Flowers of Britain, 1977
Francis Rose, The Wild Flower Key: British Isles–N.W.Europe, 1981
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens grandiflora) has been in flower for a while now. I pull a lot of it up but I’d be doing nothing else if I tried to pull all of it out. Besides, insects love it so it’s not all bad for all its invasiveness.
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