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Yes, that's alkanet, there are some comfreys with blue flowers but the leaves look wrong for those.
I don't know hollie, they're not ones I planted with insects in mind but I can't see why they wouldn't be. The polemoniums, except for the yellow brandegeei, don't do well for me. Soil too dry and too much mildew. Should be OK in Wales
the top is a polemonium, probably P. caeruleum, Jacobs ladder
the second a dicentra, maybe D. eximia or a hybrid
weed or not is up to you Steve
That was my first impression Dove.
Is it a shrub do you think Tingly?
It might be green alkanet
What colour are the flowers?
I always say I'm not going to buy/set seed of anything I haven't got room for but it doesn't work
I've just looked at the chionanthus, the flowers are very similar but the leaves are different
I wonder if I can fit in another tree.
Might be Fraxinus ornus, Manna Ash. Not a tree I know well so can't be more definite