There certainly is neither an abundance of sunshine nor of warmth this Spring. I have never felt so cold in May. But, nonetheless, there is abundant growth around the garden. The wisteria is the best yet - lots of rain last year, and no heavy frost at the wrong time this year.
This is on the outside of my longest sewing room wall, which is South facing. And opposite is a bed which over the past few years has lost two large gloom-making trees. In the acquisition of so much light the symphytums (comfrey) have galloped away.
The tall one at the back, on the right is Symphytum officinale, and there are at least two others in there - but the blue Symphytum caucasicum has just taken over, much to the delight of the bees.
A little further up from the symphytums is an area still in shade. Last year we started moving the pulmonaria (lungwort) in there, when I divided some clumps. That too is a plant which quickly grows to abundance in our garden, and much loved by the bees, and I'm delighted to see that the tiny divisions are so strong now.
Our neighbour's lily of the valley is sneaking through too, but that's OK.
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