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This is one of my favourite herbs which I grow for its stunning foliage in my sunny border. The yellow flowers are not everyone's cup of tea but are easily removed if you simply want the silvery-blue leaves. I grow mine next to Verbena Bonariensis and Oxeye Daisies and it's quite popular with a variety of insects including this Large Red Damselfly which visited yesterday.

Georgie

Rue 'Jackman's Blue'

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  • Posted: Tue. 21st April 2009 21:25

Wow he's early!?

Reply from Fi

Fab pic Georgie. Earliest I've seen a damsel or a dragonfly. Usually May to October? Beautiful. Maybe you should take part in the Wildlife Trust monitoring?
Fi

  • Posted: Fri. 24th April 2009 22:17

Early insects

Reply from Georgie

Thanks Fi. It's been very warm here this last week or so, so I expect that's why this Damselfly is a bit early. I'm not sure I can take on any more 'causes' but go on, what's this monitoring about then? :D

G x

  • Posted: Sat. 25th April 2009 20:18

Wildlife research

Reply from Fi

Hi Georgie,
We have an active Wildlife Trust in our area who have various monitoring people for different species, if London area don't have one, then there is the British Dragonfly Society. It does seem to becoming pretty important as species decrease to monitor how climate changes affect them. I use to run a children's Wildlife Watch which taught me lots about all this, and the children were brilliant at absorbing it all!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my companion planting!
Fi

  • Posted: Sat. 25th April 2009 23:23

I'll look into it

Reply from Georgie

Thanks for the info, Fi. I have the Wildlife Trust saved in my bookmarks so I'll have a look and see what's happening locally.

Georgie

  • Posted: Mon. 27th April 2009 21:09