Inspired by A Tale of Two Gardens, I popped outside to check on my hosta. This year because of all the extra vegetation surrounding it, I have been unable to put the usual crushed eggshells round it.
I had thought I might pull out the phacelia, which in any case would be stealing moisture from the apple tree. However, the bumblebees were out feasting, so the phacelia stays. Besides, the tree is doing fine this year (touch wood) and so is the hosta, it would appear.
Talking of purple flowers, and the point of this post, I noticed that overnight the borage has appeared.
In comparison with the other side of the garden, the herb hugel beds are still decidedly bare. The lovage has seemingly failed to germinate and I’m still waiting on most other stuff. But now I have borage, I almost don’t care about the rest!