Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum) is the largest natural willowherb found in Britain and is ‘hairy’ due to its downy stem. These pretty purplish-pink flowers are growing in our garden and have just started to flower.
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) growing profusely along the banks of a river near Isfield. A non-native invasive plant introduced to Britain from the Himalayas as a garden plant in 1839, establishing in the wild by 1855. Also known as ‘Policeman’s helmet’ due to the shape of the flower.