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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Euphorbia x martini 'Baby Charm'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2022
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italydiva

This euphorbia martini baby charm has definitely benefited from being moved from a pot into the border. Much happier now. Thought I’d better capture it now before I cut it back to the ground. I find this advice to cut back to the ground before the first frost very strange for an evergreen?! Can anyone advise please before I jump in with my secateurs? #euphorbia #spurge #advice #help #ajoct22

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juliesgarden

new one on me Angela , I leave them alone until they look tatty 😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s looking good….don’t know anything about them sorry

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pelly

I does seem a bit strange. No help here, sorry 🤔

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italydiva

It’s a strange one isn’t it? How do they know it’s evergreen if it’s cut down to the ground before the first frost? I can’t quite get my head around the logic with this one! 🤷‍♀️ Will probably leave it alone unless anyone can advise differently. @juliesgarden @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @pelly

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

If you love it leave it 😀

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italydiva

Definitely the way to go Elaine. Why spoil a great looking plant! 🫶🫶 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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angiecrazycatlady

I didn't used to cut mine back until spring, and then it was just the old flowering heads. It's too pretty to cut back

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italydiva

Thank Angie. I agree. It seems rather drastic to cut it back to the ground when it looks to be in its prime! @angiecrazycatlady

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richard.spicer.7906

Definitely don’t prune it!! There are three types of euphorbias - evergreens, biennial and perennial. Yours is actually a biennial form, which is the stems have two seasons. One year the stems grow, and the second year they flower. Then they die. But not without new stems forming at base for the following year. You only prune back the stems that have flowered this year and gone brown. All of yours look fresh and not yet flowered, so don’t prune it at all till next year when those have flowered

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richard.spicer.7906

Euphorbia x martini varieties are technically biennial forms, as are Euphorbia characias. It’s only the true herbaceous perennial forms that you prune right down to the base at end of each year. And finally the true evergreen forms also have a different approach, as they are just lightly trimmed occasionally after flowering, just removing the flower heads.

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italydiva

Massive thank you Richard for explaining this. I thought the advice didn’t sound right! Disaster averted. Very much appreciated! 😅😀🙏 @richard.spicer.7906

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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italydiva

Lovely markings and colouring on the foliage #foliagefriday #euphorbia #euphorbia-martinii #euphorbiababycharm #macro #close-up #up-close #droplets #raindrops

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emch

#euphorbscanlooklikeanything

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pelly

Lovely 💗💚💗

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DeborahBanks

Pretty 😍

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rhimixx

How pretty! 😍

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italydiva

Thank you everyone 💚💗 @pelly @DeborahBanks @rhimixx

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italydiva

Happy #macromonday #closeup of #spurge #macro #euphorbia #euphorbiababycharm

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DeborahBanks

Love it

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pelly

That's a beautiful photo , lots of detail in there 💚💚💚

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italydiva

Thank you ladies 💛♥️💚 @DeborahBanks @pelly

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hebelover

Love it, one of the many I had to leave at the last house

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italydiva

Must be hard to decide what plants to leave behind….not a decision I’d want to have to make 😥 @hebelover

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jmlincoln

Wow! Simply incredible!

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hebelover

I took nearly everything I could, no plan, but I ran out of time, and some stuff was too difficult to remove, still moved over 200 pots of stuff though!! 😁

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italydiva

Spurge are all so different when you look at them closely, I love them 💛♥️💚 @jmlincoln

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italydiva

That’s impressive Jason! 🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴 @hebelover

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bks

Looks beautiful 🍃🍂

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italydiva

@bks Thank you so much! 😊

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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italydiva

Cataloguing - planted 10th April 2021 #euphorbia #euphorbia-martinii #euphorbia-babycharm

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