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Pulmonaria, also known as lungwort

Blue Cottage Garden Flowers

Blue Cottage Garden Flowers

Flowers - beautiful blues
These are from a 'cottage garden mixture' which works rather well for me. No doubt Xxxxx Xxxxx (aka Lord D) will know what they are :) They are called pulmonaria - alias lungwort A quote from BBC: Pulmonaria is a member of the forget-me-not family, Boraginaceae. Family characteristics include roughened or textured leaves and flower buds that are produced in tight whorls, uncurling as they open. Many species possess the unusual ability to waver in colour between pink and blue. The plantain-shaped leaves persist deep into winter and range in colour from plain green, through a whole host of spots and stipples. The range of flower colourings is vast, from dazzling white through low-key shades of dusky pinks to a full range of blues. Pulmonarias enjoy a host of colloquial names. 'Spotted dog' refers to the stippled foliage, whereas 'soldiers and sailors' reflects the flower's characteristic of starting life pink and then turning blue. The following summer was very wet and these survived better than anything, bar bluebells (around here they are a weed!) and marigolds which sow their own seed every year.

Love in a Mist flowers

There's a monsoon on the way, so I've taken photos of annual flowers before they all get flattened.
Here's the first - Love in a Mist.

Love in a Mist Flowers

Love in a Mist Flowers

There will be lots more for Lord Douchbag to identify :)
Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist) is an annual garden flowering plant, belonging to the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae).
It is native to southern Europe (but adventive in more northern countries of Europe), north Africa and southwest Asia. It is also commonly grown in gardens in North America. It is found on neglected, damp patches of land.
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