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Eryngium

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ublaszko

It's doing really well, even with all that rain we've been having. 👍

18w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko I don’t know how 😜 one random stalk came out of nowhere and did this. The others died off already

18w
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alan1111

Looks like it did really well I have one sea holly and it never flowered this year

18w
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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan 😁 they don’t seem the most reliable of plants 😂 Urszula’s didn’t flower either 😜

18w
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ublaszko

Not the most quality for your money then 😕

17w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’ve found that with many of my bulbs 😫

17w
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ublaszko

And yet it's that time of the year and Wilko awaits 😂😂

17w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’m trying to stay away from there 😂 trying...

17w
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ublaszko

I am too but Pudgy is going to run out of cat food in 4 days... 😁

17w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko wilko beware!!! 😅

17w
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ublaszko

😂😂😂 I made a list... 😰

17w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko oh no 🤣 spring bulbs, here she comes!

17w
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kez001uk

Well that came out of nowhere @ublaszko

19w
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ublaszko

😂😂 Oh heck, I better check my bin! 😂 It's such a beautiful plant, I'm all the more annoyed it doesn't want to grow in my garden. My mum sent me the picture of her eryngium the other day.

19w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko 😂 it’ll be pushing up the lid 🤣 dunno where this flower stalk appeared from 😜 they’re beautiful when they do what they’re supposed to. You aren’t neglectful enough for them I reckon 😉

19w
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ublaszko

😂😂 Honestly, I left them to themselves but the soil is too wet for them, especially after we've had proper monsoon for the last couple of weeks. I need to add grit to the flowerbeds but would probably have to dig up my eryngium so that it sits on top of the grit. Unfortunately, eryngiums don't like being transplanted. @kez001uk

19w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko considering they like to be treated badly they’re very diva-like!! I guess there are just some plants not meant for our gardens 😜

19w
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ublaszko

But why 😭 @kez001uk

19w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko some plants are plain evil, that’s why 🤬😅

18w
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ublaszko

😂😂

18w
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ublaszko

💙💙💙

23w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko think half of them are dead but at least one is blue(ish) 😅

23w
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ublaszko

😁😁

23w
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maldavis

Kerri, this is pretty but I hated this plant in my garden. It got gangley and wasn't attractive....no more to be seen.

24w
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kez001uk

@maldavis hi Mark 🙋🏻 I must admit I’m not a fan of the overall plant, I just love the flowers (are they called flowers even? 😜) It’s the first time I’ve managed to get them to this stage 😂

24w
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gjones

The flowers are quite pretty but I no longer grow them as they choked out other plants and really liked to show up in other places of the garden!

24w
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ublaszko

😍😍 Love them but they don't love my garden. I might give them a go again in a container because the one in the ground isn't showing any signs of flowering for the 3rd year in a row.

24w
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carolecuttingitfine

Great shot! And I love the sea holly, it’s a lovely contrast and my daughter had it in her wedding bouquet so happy memories 👰 so may be use it as a cut flower?..

24w
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kez001uk

@gjones they sound like little thugs! Glad I have mine in a pot now 😂

24w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko I remember they didn’t flower for you last year but thought they would this year 😜 hopefully they’ll behave better in a pot!

24w
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kez001uk

@carolecuttingitfine thank you Carole 😁 I can imagine they looked beautiful in a bouquet and so nice when flowers bring back memories ☺️ great suggestion! Gets rid of the scraggly foliage then and can still enjoy the best bits 😛

24w
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ublaszko

I was hoping they would too especially after I saw flowerbuds on the hollyhock. The eryngium looked good until the heavy rain started but still no sign of flowering spikes.

24w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko the rain made a few of mine flop and die but guess that being in a pot saved the few I have left. Wonder why yours isn’t flowering 🤔

24w
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ublaszko

It could be that the soil stays wet for too long after heavy rain or is too rich. I tend to be generous with mulch and fertiliser although I made sure to avoid doing it around my eryngium.

24w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko they’re fussy ones! But nice to have plants that thrive on neglect. Just you’re a generous gardener 😅

24w
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gjones

I grew sea holly about 15 years ago. It grew beautifully and the flowers were very attractive but boy did it ever spread! You shouldn't have a problem though because yours is in a pot. 😊

1w
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kez001uk

@gjones I had no idea it was that invasive 😧 I’ll have to warn my sister before she plants her bulbs in the ground 😂 I’d love to see it colour up but I don’t think it’s likely this year 😟

1w
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kamaki

Lovely photo!!! It has elegance...

1w
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kez001uk

@kamaki thank you ☺️ wanted to see it properly flower and colour but it’s not looking likely

1w
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kamaki

Maybe next year... Why do you think that is?

1w
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kez001uk

@kamaki I think it was in shade too much of the summer when I was having landscaping work done. Never got much chance to grow 😜

1w
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kamaki

Have you moved it to a sunnier spot now?

1w
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kez001uk

@kamaki I have but might need to be moved again to an even summer spot. Think it’s a proper sun worshipper 😂

1w
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kamaki

It knows what it likes lol

1w
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kez001uk

@kamaki it really does 😂 don’t blame it either! Wouldn’t mind a little more sun right now 🤣

1w
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kamaki

That's for sure 😂

1w
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kez001uk

Better late than never I guess 🤣

1w
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jeatacake

It is late for it's first flowers this year!

1w
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kez001uk

@jeatacake dunno why it’s so behind 😂 maybe needs a new spot in the garden for next year

1w
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gavy

Does sea holly floeer

1w
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gavy

Flower

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kez001uk

@gavy it does. Look at the encyclopedia link, it’s thistle-like

1w
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gavy

Will do kerry x

1w
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jeatacake

Is it in the shade? That's the only thing I can think of that would hold it back? 🤔

1w
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kez001uk

@jeatacake it was for quite a while because I forgot what was in the pot so kept it out the way 😂

1w
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kez001uk

Help me identify this plant #plantid

1w
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ublaszko

That's definitely a variety of eryngium/sea holly ☺

1w
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Jasonsparkes1

What Urszula said 👍 @ublaszko

1w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko @Jasonsparkes1 thank you both very much 😁 I knew I’d planted some but thought they’d come to nothing. Not looking like it’ll come to much this year but at least it’s alive 🤣

1w
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ublaszko

I've had mine 3 years and I'm still waiting for them to flower. They don't like being transplanted or fed or watered lol I did all three last year 😅

1w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko shocked the poor little fellas 😂 planted mine in spring but think I’ll be in flowerless club with you this year 😞

1w
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ublaszko

I'm going to give mine another year but I don't think they're suitable for my garden as they don't like clay soil.

1w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko such a shame but can use the space for something else 😛

1w
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ublaszko

I've struggled with that particular spot as it's behind a gorgeous miniature rose (the one that looks like your red one) and I don't want to draw the eye away from it. I might go for another evergreen plant to match variegated osmanthus and a blueish green false cypress that are already there. 😆😆😆

1w
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kez001uk

@ublaszko fascinates me the amount of thought you put into each plant. I wish I had a mind that worked in that way

1w
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ublaszko

Haha! I think that's my scientist's brain doing 😅 Weirdly enough, for me a garden is like an experiment and I like to understand how things work or don't work. I can't help it 😅😅

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I try to do the same but I get lost 😂 just trial and error a lot of the time 🙈

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