Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
These are some of the Echiums growing in our garden this year - they take two years to flower and then die down - throwing their seeds out as they flower, so next year's plants are already taking root now. The plants are in full flower - small pink to purple in colour and the plants were covered in busy humming bees. You can see from the sky that the weather hasn't really been good for photography today.
It looks a very open spot there.
Must be lovely to see and hear them covered in bees.
Just pleased for you they are upright, you have to do what you have to sometimes you should see some of my emergency supports, so much more Heath Robinson
Do the stems get much thicker and more sturdy if they take a third year to mature?
When they’ve seeded I have to get my OH to lift them out, too big and heavy for me.
Did wonder how they stay upright.
Now who is going to have the biggest, and how are you all going to measure them
This one got frozen one winter, would have bloomed next year.