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They like partial shade at least and can cope with more shade. They don't like alkaline soil or too dry soil
They self seed like mad Forester maybe a bit too much for some
Bumble bees don't swarm. Carry on watching and enjoying. Do a bit of research, they're interesting insects
Yes, green alkanet, Pentaglossis sempervirens.
I thought the leaves weren't right to start with, then I realised I was looking at the wrong leaves
It is a laurel
The roots would have heat, so much heat that you wouldn't notice the flavour.
But Dove doesn't think it is horseradish.
Got plenty already thanks Dove. C. poscharskyana is rampant for me as well, but portenschlagiana isn't.
Who invents these names?
Your description sounds more like this one Verdun
Horseradish is the plant the sauce comes from. It's a large, perennial, deep rooted.
Loads of assorted radishes out there but this isn't one to chop into your salad. It's hot.
We need a second opinion on this one