A few flowers are bravely blooming in the garden, despite the very cool nights (2-3C) we have recently been experiencing. Does anyone know the name of the first one? It usually has small purple flowers, but these are pink and I have on rare occasions seen it in white.
It has grey green thin leaves, its stem is slightly square and it grows anywhere from 1m to 2m tall. It self seeds everywhere but we and the wildlife love it:
This is also the time of year the big old house spiders run around - those we are not too keen on especially if they are on the bedroom walls or ceiling - ugh.
We have a large glass and thin piece of card in almost every room now. The glass is quickly put over them, the card slid underneath to trap them inside, then the whole thing is carefully lifted off the wall/ceiling, turned upside down to make carrying easier, then the spider is flung into the garden.