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24/03/2008


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PULMONARIA - Thou art my life

Also known as lungwort, I believe because of the speckled leaves, although the leaves on mine aren't speckled? These have to be at the top of my list of favourite plants for Spring, one plant which I eventually want more of in the garden. I did originally have two plants, but now only have one, like so often you put in a plant, never to see it again!

This plant seems to like being situated in a dappled shade, semi-woodland position, mine is on a bank facing north, in moist soil.

13 comments:

elaine said...

Very Pretty!

nikkipolani said...

So so very sweet, Louise - no wonder it's a favourite!

Threadspider said...

They are such pretty little flowers-in my "top favourite's for spring" list too.Lovely picture Louise.

Crafty Green Poet said...

its a lovely plant, such subtlety in the colour of the flowers

daffy said...

It is indeed a very pretty flower and so very delicate looking too. A very lovely colour for Spring.
We are hoping to get a start in the garden and you have given us some wonderful ideas over the months! Having said that as I look out of the kitchen window and see three big bunnies I wonder realisticly what we could grow!! What do bunnies not like? My guess is they would munch your pretty plumonaria! xx

VP said...

Hi Louise - hope you had a good Easter.

I see you've posted your Pulmonaria picture as promised. It is the speckled leaves that give it it's name - they were thought to resemble lungs centuries ago and therefore also thought to be a good medicinal plant for treating pulmonary diseases. I dread to think what happened to the patients that were treated with the plant!

Katherine said...

Hi Louise!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Oh, this is a pretty plant. I love the colour! Is it fragrant as well?

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

the homely year said...

Hi, I have some pulmonaria in the garden too and love it because of the colours. I've a photo of it ready to put on our blog. I've also got a white variety,but prefer the blue one.
Margaret and Noreen

sheila said...

Ha! I had to laugh when I saw YOUR beautiful pulmonaria, because I have one too, thanks only to Matt James City Gardener. (my husband loves to add that every time I mention the name) We first saw Matt on a show called Selling Houses, with Andrew Winter, and Matt's breathless, excited delivery totally hooked me. Anyhow, Matt LOVES pulmonaria, and one day when I was at a plant sale, I saw one (with spots), and bought it. I even call it Matt.

Cowboys & Custard said...

I love these Pulmonaria and have thought about planting them under our Cotinus~ Grace tree. I once saw many of these pretty flowers underplanted in a silver birch grove .. the effect was stunning!

Michelex

starnitesky said...

This is one of my favourite spring flowers, I have posted one of mine on my blog, its more pink than blue.

Rhondi said...

I didn't know you had a garden blgo. I clicked ont the sidebar and found it. I have quite a lot of pulmonaria in my garden. If you lived close by I'd share some with you. I have ones with elongated laeves with lots of spots with mcuh darker flowers and some with paler blue flowers as well as the normal ones. I just love the color of the blossoms.
We have wrens too. Your'e right about their loud voice. I've often wondered how such a little bird has such a lousd voice. We have ones here called Carolina wrens which are a little smaller.
Now that I know you are a gardener ( I should have assumed you were since you live in England) I'll be checking this blog too. I'll add it to my blog links.
Rhondi