Motivation to move

Over the winter I somewhat lost my gardening mojo, doing only the bare minimum. So some jobs will now have to wait until the autumn.

However, with the current lockdown, I have resurrected the custom of talking a stroll round the garden with my coffee first thing in the morning. This is still more of a hop than a stroll but one day the paths will be sorted.

Anyway, over the last few days I have noticed a new flower. As I didn’t knowingly obtain it, I have no idea what it is. So, does anyone else?

Two for the price of one: this time the plant is one that is growing by the pond. It’s been around a while and I think it graces the edge of the pond rather well. But I have no idea what it is called.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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19 Responses to Motivation to move

  1. I’m sorry I can’t help with identification. Keep well

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    I can’t help you with the first one though it is very pretty! The lower one looks as if it might be a foxglove. Time will tell.

  3. Just looking at the stem and leaves it looks like some type of Lilly or maybe a cross? Do you have Lilies or Iris in your yard? It’s beautiful no matter what it is! Thank you for sharing.

    • Helen says:

      I don’t have lilies in the back garden and only just planted some out the front. It could have come with a donation from a friend (the reedy looking plant next to the one in question). Anyway, thank you, I will look it.

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    The first looks like a lily- did you get one last year and plant it out when it finished flowering? The second could be foxglove or comfrey.

    • Helen says:

      Comfrey seems a good one. Will have a look online to see what that reveals – thank you!

      Also, you could be right about the lily 😊

  5. Helen, the pink flowering plant appears to be a bulb. I’ve been looking at UK spring bulbs, but nothing like this comes up. If you get the chance to take a closer picture of the flower, I’ll keep researching. You’ve peaked my curiosity.

  6. I looked at the leaves by the pond – foxglove sounds OK, maybe comfrey, then I thought borage. I’m not much help am I? 🙂

  7. I am not a flower expert but it sure looks like a Lily

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