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Echium not doing well

We have an Echium that we planted last year and it's taken a beating thanks to the snow.

It is mushy in the top but there is some new leaf growth at the sides.

Trying to work out if it is a lost cause. Any thoughts?
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  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653
    edited April 2018
    Lots of folks on here lost their Echium plants because of the cold snaps, if there's green, there's hope - yours look a lot healthier than most I have seen on here recently
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,425
    I'm with Mark ... I've seen much worse ....... Fingers Crossed!   :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Fingers crossed then! It' s the gunky middle that worries me. Would cutting the top of be madness?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,616
    it looks to me like there are tiny side shoots coming. I'd leave well alone for a while longer.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    Any hope for mine😀😀


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • KaymayKaymay Posts: 76
    Oh Lyn, they look even worse than mine :(:(:(
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    There are no little seedlings, whether some will shoot from last years plants I don’t know. They take three years to flower, this would have been the flowering year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • KaymayKaymay Posts: 76
    So disappointing for you and know how you feel. Although mine are all well dead , I did dig up some seedlings last year and have over wintered them but will still have to wait until next year until flowering. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,616
    Mine are the same as yours Lyn. 
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    Well, we really should learn what not to grow, and plants that need a hot dry climate isn’t suitable for here, they grow wild in the west of Cornwall, but they’ve probably lost theirs this year as they had worse weather than us.

    I remember Monty once saying, years ago, that you shouldn’t  bring a plant out of its own country, as he digs up his banana plants! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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