Last spring I bought a small plant from the herb section of the local garden centre.  It was about three inches tall and cost a pound, I’d never grown to before so I popped it in the herb bed and waited to see what would happen.

It’s called Angelica…

By the end of last summer it had grown to around four feet tall and had a really wide spread, it pretty much domineered the bed and a few other plants suffered as a result, but it was a stunning plant.  At the end of the season I gave it a right good chop back and left if be over the winter.

It’s now mid-april and it has grown into a monster!  It’s about seven feet tall already and spreading rapidly.

I’m going to have to have another chop at it, but before I do here’s what it looks like today.

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You can also see how next door’s fence was demolished in the recent storms, but here in South Wales we got off lightly compared to Somerset and the Thames Valley.

Here’s a few more pics from the garden taken today, needs a bit of tidying up but I think it’s going to be a very pretty season.

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