five petals light blue to bright blue flower on long stem ,hair less
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likely to be V. major.
(Don't know what went wrong there)
It has several common names and if it is V. major, does not come from Madagascar.
It is a member of the asclepiacae - which includes stapelia and adenium. It also means that polination is unusual as there is no free pollen, but pollinia. It did set seed in my garden on one occasion after there was a large influx of humming-bird hawkmoths that spent ages feeding from it, so presumably pollinated it.
i have decided that the plant is the lesser periwinkle Vinca minor i rechecked today with reference book
sepals short and a common native, garden escape
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It isn't easy to say from the photo', but the leaf shape varies quite a bit major v. minor. The leaves of minor are small and verging on lanceolate, those of major are oval.
this periwinkle is growing lomger ,and they are more abundant today.
There is an easy way to tell these two species apart. look at the margins of the leaves and the calyx lobes. V. minor is glabrous, V. major minutely hairy.
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Lat/Lng: 50.380080018495, -4.0980371832848
OS grid ref: SX509554