BUDDING ROMANCE Valerian, above, cow parsley
, right and Gypsophila, below, add a foaty, romantic feel
Wave after wave of cow parsley
rolled along hedgerows in a frothy celebration
ydi'r enw Saesneg arno fo, er mi wnaeth 'na rywun rywbryd drio newid yr enw i Queen Anne's Lace am nad oedd o'n meddwl fod yr enw Cow Parsley
yn ddigon posh, ond methiant fu'r ymgais a Cow Parsley
ydi o byth.
This cow parsley
has deep purple-black foliage that will add depth to a white garden.
Whether your garden is in deepest shade or brightest sun, on heavy clay or freedraining sand, there will be a selection Carol with cow parsley
that will thrive and provide much-needed sustenance.
Now the hedges and woods are shimmering with flowers of cow parsley
Their blue flower-heads, surrounded by a spiky ruff, put them in the same family as cow parsley
, and herbs such as dill and fennel - but you'd never guess it to look demands a closer look.
They are about 10ft tall and look a bit like giant cow parsley
. Last weekend I started to chop them down as they had grown too big and my forearms are now covered in ugly blisters.
Flying insects love cow parsley
Encourage the right insects to help keep pests at bay double-flowered varieties, because
The "nitrogen guzzlers", which also include cow parsley
and creeping buttercup, thrive in nitrogen-rich soils caused in part by pollution from road traffic which settles on road verges, wildlife charity Plantlife said.
Aggressive, nutrient-demanding species such as stinging nettles and cow parsley
have to give way here to more delicate plants.
On a grassy bank, hidden between cow parsley
and wild garlic, is a plant that tastes like the sweetest aniseed.