I had no idea that perennial buckwheat (Fagopyrum acutatum syn. F. dibotrys) and skirret (Sium sisarum) could be 2.5m ( 8 feet) tall! Probably a result of our cold wet spring which promotes growth, but delays flowering! The buckwheat is at the front and you can see the flower umbels of skirret at the back!
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (from seed sown in 2004) is a good midsummer flowering species, here together with Allium scorodoprasum, possibly the Vikings’ garlic (garlic = geirlauk which means “spear onion”)
The common hawker /vanlig øyestikker (Aeshna juncea) is a common dragonfly found from Ireland to Japan and in northern North America. This one (a female) “appeared” in my wheelbarrow when I was moving compost today!
Perennial vegetables, Edimentals (plants that are edible and ornamental) and other goings on in The Edible Garden