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Davidward

Located with a distant view of the River Deben in Suffolk and open to meadows. I am trying to merge the garden with the wild indigenous plants.

Verbena bonariensis 'Buenos Aires'

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Davidward

Verbena getting into full bloom now….. #selfseeded in the raised bed along along with raspberries from under my neighbours fence, so not a lot of planning in this bed😬

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Davidward

Haven’t noticed before how red the verbena shoots are 🤩

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Davidward

#wildlifewednesday this butterfly’s wings look like it may have survived a few bird attacks! Verbena is such a great plant for wildlife late into the year.

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novicegardenlover

#batteredbutbeautiful

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lilybee

Lovely to see a Red Admiral butterfly in November!

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Davidward

#latebloomer verbena still going strong and enjoying lovely morning sun

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mich

They last right to the very end..love them! 💜💜

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Davidward

One of my favourite plants dotted around the garden and all self seeded 👍

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Davidward

Verbena #upclose

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gjones

Lovely colour💜

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emch

#greatcolor

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Davidward

Verbena so difficult to photograph even in a light breeze, but I love the way the flower heads dance around

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gjones

Very pretty

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Davidward

@gjones thank you g👍

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Davidward

Self-seeded verbena seedlings I potted up a couple of weeks ago are ready to be planted out once it’s a bit cooler🥵

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vegandmore

Blimey 😦

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Davidward

Potted on dozens of verbena seedling that self-seeded in a 14 inch pot….. hope to create a bit of a swathe next year like Monty’s!

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cee

Ooh, that'll look fab👍

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vegandmore

Your going to be rather busy 😁

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pelly

That'll look great 💜💜💜

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Davidward

@cee @pelly @vegandmore just got to get them all big enough to fend for themselves now 😃

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Davidward

Last of the verbena still going strong #latebloomer

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Davidward

Monty is right..... they are looking good at the moment!

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midnightgardener

Monty is always right ! 😁Looking good David 💜💜

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mich

It’s definitely a must have I wouldn’t be without them either! 😍💜

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Davidward

Monty is right..... they are looking good at the moment!

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Davidward

I collected dozens of seedlings self set on my patio that are now growing well in clumps..... should look stunning next season.

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njquantock

Stunning clumps!

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Davidward

One of the few plants that are thriving in the drought here in Suffolk..... fabulous plant 🤩

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columbiariver

They are hardy and beautiful

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midnightgardener

Oh no, you've got a drought 😱such a shame we can't send you some West Yorkshire rain. It's wet through out there 💦☔☔☔

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Davidward

Much more welcome here than on my cabbages!

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islima

Very beautiful 😍

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columbiariver

Delightful pic David 👍

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mich

Beautiful photo 💚😊

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Davidward

@islima @mich @columbiariver thanks very much for your kind comments

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Davidward

Lovely plant and the bees & butterflies like it too!

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Davidward

#latebloomer How does verbena manage to stay in bloom for over six months? 3.11.19

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Davidward

The plant that just keeps giving..... from spring to autumn!

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valjones-hughes

It really does!

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carmen-sylva

@Davidward Do you prune it at all?

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christineb

So pretty

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Davidward

@carmen-sylva I only prune away occasional dead stalks Roxanna

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Davidward

@valjones-hughes @linfoster @christineb we must start a Verbena appreciation society! 😍

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Davidward

Seems to be more prolific this year...... some plants over 6ft tall #beefriendly 30th July 2019

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columbiariver

They're doing the same thing here. Extremely tall! Beautiful pic

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Davidward

@columbiariver thanks Laura

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Davidward

#wildlifewednesday- 17th July 2019

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johninbrighton

Incredible picture ...... love it.

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Davidward

Self seeded verbena I left to fight it out for space looking good..... much smaller and compact than individual plants 16th August

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Davidward

J U L Y

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Davidward

@linfoster thanks Lin.... looks so good on a plain backdrop

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Davidward

Love Verbena..... such a tough plant.

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bamels

One of my faves too

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Davidward

I have so many self-seeded verbena, I thought I would leave these to the survival of the fittest and see what happens!

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Davidward

@linfoster it must be your northern climate Lin!

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