I have been sharing such random things over the past few days, I thought I’d share something pretty today. I’ll be sharing more from this walk in a few days on my Portuguese blog so if you don’t already follow me over there and like the look of the view pop across now and follow!

Pretty in blue
Anchusa azureaΒ – Large Blue Alkanet

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      1. hee hee . . .finally πŸ˜‰

        Only teasing, think working in a darkened room when it is blue skies outside is getting to me!!!


  1. Pretty lavender blue – I see you haven’t named this one – any idea? I have a flower for you today, one that is instantly recognisable πŸ™‚ https://wp.me/p79zFr-27i

    I read your conversation with Sue – how utterly bonkers to plant eucalyptus trees – have they learned nothing from the horrendous bush fires in Australia? And why? What are they used for?

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    1. Nope no idea!! Really must investigate . . perhaps I’ll do that today πŸ™‚

      Yours is gorgeous today, I wish mine had looked that good this year but think someone must have enjoyed all the seeds as only a couple showed!

      and I know totally totally bonkers. For paper industry.

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      1. It does look like the italica ‘Dropmore’ type which is more lavender than blue. The only Alkanet I know is the very blue one, but that is Green Alkanet I believe. Hard to ID plants on the flower alone, you need leaves too. (Plus location, time of year in flower, height etc. but you know all that πŸ™‚ )

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      1. An annual problem unfortunately, partly because of climate change but also the peninsula is a high risk area. However they get so huge and out of control they plant hundred if not thousands of eucalyptus which is not native and a huge fire risk 😦

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  2. Yes, very pretty, indeed! I’m going for practical more than pretty. Since it is so hot I am sharing an ice cream box, it was standing amid assorted rubbish and stil looked gleaming blue.

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