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Leroybe

Sadly widowed,retired & addicted to gardening,started getting green fingers over forty years ago......do love the exotics! 🌵🌴😍 leroybef1/insta.

Echium pininana syn. Echium pinnifolium

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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Leroybe

Well it’s grown tall & tatty,about 6ft,but no flowers!! #echium 😕🤔

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euphorbia

Hi Leon, I grew one a few years ago. It took 4 years to flower and spent three winters wrapped in fleece, it was very stressful! I said it wouldn't grow them again but have found a self seeded one this summer so here I go again!

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Leroybe

@euphorbia Hi Jennifer,thanks for letting me know,wow four years! I thought it would flower in its second year,oh well I still look forward to it flowering even if it gets quite tatty! 😊👍🏻

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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Leroybe

Leaves are a bit rough but recovering well after a wood pigeon sat on the top! #echium ❤️

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jaynehynesburton

No respect 😂

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Leroybe

@jaynehynesburton exactly! 😂🤣🙄

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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Leroybe

The promise of what’s to come! #echium 💙😍

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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Leroybe

Doesn’t look much now but at least it’s in the ground at last! Looking forward to seeing the tall spire of flowers one day! #echium #anticipation 💚

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jeatacake

2020 I reckon, but you'll have to protect it from severe frosts 👍

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Leroybe

@jeatacake yes I reckoned on a couple of years,hoping I can get it through frosts,not too bad here usually. 👍🏻

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angelawilkin

I bought one a couple of years ago from Detling Garden show took a whole year to about 7 feet tall it’s meant to self seed like mad I never got another one..

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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Leroybe

Another exciting present today,doesn’t look much,but I’ve always wanted to grow one of these,with their spectacular spire of flowers! #echium #anticipation #excited ❤️😍👍🏻

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