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Could be Thalictrum black stockings, looking at the deep purple stems.
You're welcome. You need a bigger car boot next time.
I don't know about big slugs being harmless. I pulled an enormous black one off the angelica and half the flower head had gone!!!
I'd go with a gooseberry. If you leave it alone it should flower next year. It looks like it got overpruned( butchered) last year.
Cucumbers, you remove the male flowers.
Courgettes can be hand pollinated if necessary, for example in a polytunnel.
Already done, and OH has fixed a ratchet system for the hangy tent thingy. But he didn't get time to mow the lawn and he's going to Scotland tomorrow.
20 salvia plants came from hayloft plants today. I better pot them up before it gets dark. They look a lot better than T & M efforts.
Aquilegia devon sunshine
Panda , I have this image of you on a tightrope, complete with balancing parasol
Kef and Mrs Garden , I'm looking forward to tomorrow.