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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Euphorbia schillingii

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2022
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awomanonabike

Every year I try and stake this and it always flops and looks a mess. This year I’ve left it to do its own thing and it turns out it’s quite good at it 🙄😂 #euphorbia-schillingii (although I do wonder if it’s not schillingii as I would not describe it as upright!)

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sieveheadsarah

It looks so tall Jacqueline.

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awomanonabike

It’s deceptive Sarah as it’s planted on a bank but it is quite tall 🤔@sieveheadsarah

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emch

#euphorbscanlooklikeanything

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columbiariver

You've successfully grown this on a bank? It's really nice looking! Is it making roots as it travels up?

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awomanonabike

It all comes from a clump Laura, somewhere in the middle. So the lower part of the photo is where it has flopped down. You can just see some epimedium bottom left, which is ground cover. @columbiariver

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columbiariver

😲 I see it now. I didn't realize any spurge got this ginormous!

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awomanonabike

😂 neither did I! @columbiariver

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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awomanonabike

I just love this #combo and for once the #euphorbia-schillingii hasn’t collapsed 😉😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s a lovely combo.....👍🏼

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pelly

Just WOW 💚💜💚

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awomanonabike

Thank you, both of you 😊@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @pelly

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emch

#euphorbscanlooklikeanything

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh, that’s a fabulous Spurge Jacqueline 💚

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sarah. I’ve done my best to support it this year but it’s not easy. It’s huge and floppy 🙄 @sieveheadsarah

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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awomanonabike

I wish I could capture just how vibrant this is. I’m hoping it may even stay a bit more upright this year now it’s not fighting to get some sun from behind the shade of a once huge, now teeny berberis #euphorbia #euphorbia-schillingii

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sieveheadsarah

Love it, another for the wishlist Jacqueline

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awomanonabike

It’s fabulous isn’t it Sarah. So lush 💚💛💚 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

It is Jacqueline, would look great against my black fence, I have the perfect spot for one too 💚😀

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awomanonabike

That would look really good 💚💛🖤 @sieveheadsarah

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darroch

That’s a great picture, I agree it’s very vibrant, mine is doing a great job in one of the really shady corners of my garden.

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awomanonabike

That’s interesting to hear Darroch. Maybe I just need to be more attentive at dead-heading it 🙄😂 @darroch

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

2 May 2019 • A well behaved #euphorbia that is so bright I’m surprised it doesn’t grow in the dark

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sieveheadsarah

It's fabulous Jacqueline, even if it doesn't grow in the dark 😉😀👍🏼

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lovestogarden

GORGEOUS! 😎 Great #color

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awomanonabike

😂🤣 *glow! Damn that autocorrect 😉 @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

It is wonderful Janice and just as bright as it looks in this photo @lovestogarden

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awomanonabike

Just waiting for the purple alliums to open next to it but it’s so big this year they might be swamped... @Jasonsparkes1

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awomanonabike

I had a few last year and they looked great but I put some more in in the autumn but I think I may have planted them too close. Oh well, we live and learn 🙄 @Jasonsparkes1

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

Don’t you just love it when an allium photobombs 💜 #allium

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rachelbrooks

Only because it looks fantastic with the euphorbia! One of my favourite combinations! 💚💜💚

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awomanonabike

We discussed this last year and I went ahead and put in some alliumyums 😉 Great combo 💜 @rachelbrooks

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mellybobs

Gorgeous

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columbiariver

Fabulous. I need to mark this post so I'm going to wish list it.

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pauline33

Beautiful combination ☺️💜💛💜

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pelly

Just love these together 💚💛💜

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AlisaJ

😆 those cheeky alliums! Fab contrast Jacqueline 💚💜💚

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awomanonabike

Thanks Melanie @mellybobs

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awomanonabike

Wishlist away Laura 👍 @columbiariver

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awomanonabike

Thanks Pauline, I’m really pleased with how well it works. I thought the alliums might be swamped but they have flowered at just the right time 😅 @pauline33

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awomanonabike

Me too. I think I might have to put some more in 🤔 I’m back in Ghent again in November and it would be rude not to go back to the flower market wouldn’t it? 😬 @pelly

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awomanonabike

I've been trying to identify this and am fairly certain it is the Schilling Spurge but would be happy to be corrected. It is extremely well behaved (unlike the little Cypress Spurge I posted earlier...)

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rachelbrooks

Love the chartreuse flowers 👌🏼💛💚💛

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awomanonabike

It's a fabulous plant Rachel. It's in some pretty dodgy soil but I'm wondering if some dark tulips or purple alliums would cope, as I think they would look wonderful. @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Ooh they would! 👍🏼👌🏼💜 I reckon Alliums would be ok wouldn't they? 🤔

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awomanonabike

I thinks I will give alliums a go but it is a very stoney (bricky?!) bank & I've a feeling that it is a home for 🐭 🐭 🐭 Do you know if they like allium bulbs... @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Ooh think they might be a bit onion-y for them d'you think? 🤔 you could always sow some sweet peas seeds nearby as a decoy...I know they like them! 😬🙈

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awomanonabike

Good thinking there! I think you're right. As for the sweeepeas 😂😂😂 They'd get through them in a day. In fact they'd probably throw a party and invite all the neighbourhood slugs too 🎉 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 now there's a guest list! 😬😳😆

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awomanonabike

The mice didn’t get them 👍😊 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Woohoo! Success! 👍🏼👍🏼

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