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pelly

Never really gardened until I joined this community, now I'm totally hooked thanks to all the lovely people on here. 🌿🌼🌺🌻🌷🌸🌿

Eryngium x zabelii 'Big Blue'

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a great #wildlifewednesday. I saw this small tortoiseshell butterfly on the sea holly the other day, first I’ve seen this year #eryngium-big-blue #tortoiseshellbutterfly 🦋

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flof1952

Morning Jane. Very pretty .....haven't seen any in my new garden yet 🙋‍♀️

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pelly

Morning Pauline, I’ve had a lot of cabbage whites but not much else this year so I was glad to see this one 🦋 @flof1952

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Auricula

Morning Jane, fab photo, so detailed, we have had loads on the Buddleia in tjis warm spell, sadly no Peacock Butterflies 🦋

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pelly

Morning Elise, thanks. I’m hoping to see a few more. We had a couple of peacocks during that warm spell in spring but none since 🦋 @Auricula

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juliesgarden

Beautiful 🤩

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topiarytragedy

Morning Jane, lovely pic @pelly

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pelly

Thanks Julie 🦋 @juliesgarden

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godfreye

Good morning Jane beautiful picture enjoy the sunshine 🌞

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pelly

Morning Lucy, thank you 🦋 @topiarytragedy

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pelly

Morning Enid, thank you and you too 🌞 @godfreye

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hebelover

Morning ♥️ Beautiful picture

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pelly

Morning everyone, have a great day. The sea holly is looking good at last, it’s taken it’s time this year 💙 #sea-holly-big-blue #eryngium-big-blue

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane.. me too must get another 💙👍🏻

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pelly

Morning Julie, I’d like more but I’ve no space at the moment 🙄😂 @juliesgarden

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juliesgarden

You must be able to find a little bit of space for just 1more 😉😂😂

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hebelover

Morning Jane 💙

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pelly

Im moving some plants round in the autumn, I’m sure I could find somewhere 😂 @juliesgarden

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pelly

Morning Jason 🙋‍♀️ @hebelover

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Auricula

Love the colour💙

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juliesgarden

Definitely!! 😂

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johninbrighton

@pelly .... Fabulous.

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pelly

Gorgeous isn’t it, thanks Elise 💙 @Auricula

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pelly

Thanks John 💙 @johninbrighton

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pelly

I’m loving this combination at the moment 💜💗💙 #eryngium-bigblue #pinkcosmos #speedwell #colourcombo

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DeborahBanks

Omg Jane that is soooo beautiful

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awomanonabike

So you should be, it’s beautiful!

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anges

#perfection 🙂 It's beautiful 💜💞💙

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Keely

That's lovely 💜💙💞

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debs69

Great combination Jane 🐝💕💙💕🐝

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sventress

Mega combo! 👌

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juliesgarden

Oh me too 💜💙

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suerichards

Looks really good Jane

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alan1111

Beautiful combination Jane, love it

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pelly

Thank you so much Deborah, Jacqueline, Ange and Keely, I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of this gardening game 🙄😂💜💖💙 @DeborahBanks @awomanonabike @anges @Keely

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pelly

Thanks muchly Debra, Sean, Julie, Sue and Alan, I might make a gardener yet 🙄😂💙💜💖 @debs69 @sventress @juliesgarden @suerichards @alan1111

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pelly

The sea hilly is taking it's time considering all the sun we've had 💙 #seaholly-big-blue #cosmos-pink 💖

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ublaszko

I had sea holly before but it didn't like my clay soil. I'm going to give it another go in the new garden 😊👍👍

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pelly

They grow like weeds here, I'm always pulling them out and I'm on heavy clay. I wonder why they haven't worked in your garden.........not that it matters now. I hope they work in your new one 👍 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Perhaps my garden is not sunny enough as it only gets sun between mid-March and mid-October. Or the soil holds too much moisture. I have the same problem with salvias. I ended up potting up my salvia and mixing compost 50/50 with perlite but I read sea holly doesn't like to be moved so I have to start with a new plant.

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kez001uk

Such a pretty photo 😍🤩

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gardengimp

Wow looking great! ❤💙

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pelly

I think I got my first ones from Tesco's three or four years ago. Salvias are no problem here either so maybe it is the sunlight hours? 🤔 @ublaszko

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pelly

Thanks Graham 🍍 @gardengimp

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awomanonabike

I’m like Urszula and have never managed with see holly but might try again. It looks beautiful 💙 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Could be. We definitely get much less sunlight here and the growing season is about a month shorter up North.

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pelly

Thanks Kerry, it will look even better when it eventually colours up 💙 @kez001uk

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pelly

If you read up about it they really shouldn’t grow in my soil Jacqueline but they do so it must be worth another try. Find your sunniest spot ☀️ @awomanonabike

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pelly

Morning everyone, it’s a #flashback to sunnier days for #wildlifewednesday Have a wicked Wednesday #sea-holly-big-blue #eryngium-bigblue

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anges

Morning Jane, great close up! 🐝🐝🐝

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pelly

Morning again Ange, thank you @anges 🐝🐝🐝

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pelly

Morning Elise, thank you @auricula 🐝🙋‍♀️💙

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jpea

Morning Jane, what with the weather we're having its certainly not a recent photo 😅😅

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pelly

Morning again Jeremy, I'm just dreaming of warmer days @jpea 😍☀😍

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mrsflowerpot

Fantastic shot Jane 💚

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london148

Wow, that's a fab photo 🐝💛🖤💜

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pelly

Thanks Beck @mrsflowerpot 🐝💙🐝

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pelly

Thanks Debra @london148 👍💙🐝

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midnightgardener

Great Bee photo and super sea Holly ♥️♥️

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pelly

Thanks Christine, a great plant for pollinators @midnightgardener 🐝💙

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pelly

Is this some sort of wasp, it's been on my sea holly for ages? #seaholly #eryngium-bigblue 18/8/17 #hornetmimichoverfly

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bluefox23

I saw one of these yesterday. They’re quite long/big aren’t they? I wasn’t sure if it was friendly or not!!

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bluefox23

Think it might be a hornet!! 😱. Or a hornet mimic hover fly?

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pelly

Yes they are quite big, I did wonder whether it was a hornet so I've been looking it up and it looks like it might be an Asian Hornet, there is a big invasion of them this year, they can eat up to 80 honey bees a day @bluefox23

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cotehow

👍

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pelly

That's the one Cyndi, thanks so much @cyndi 😄😘 I've just hashtagged it.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’m kinda liking this sea holly...but I haven’t got room. 😏💙

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pelly

I’m sure you could squeeze one in somewhere Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 💙💙

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@pelly I’d have to oil it to squeeze it in....😆

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pelly

Morning everyone. I can hardly believe it’s the last day of July, where did the time go? #eryngium #eryngium-bigblue #sea-holly #sea-holly-big-blue 31/7/19

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anges

Morning Jane 💜 Must put these on my wishlist 😀

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pelly

Morning Ange, they’re definitely worth a go @anges 💙💙

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flof1952

Morning Jane. Doesn't the time fly ....can't believe we're into August tomorrow 👋😯

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pelly

Morning Pauline, I was hoping it would slow down in retirement but it’s going faster than ever @flof1952 😱😂

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bandicoot

Morning Jane 👋 😀 💙

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pelly

Morning James @bandicoot 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane..love these 💜

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pelly

Morning again Julie, me too @juliesgarden 💙💙

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christineb

Afternoon Jane 🙋🏻‍♀️

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pelly

Afternoon Chris @christineb 😄🙋

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sho47

Lovely photo Jane and yes Life just gets busier in retirement 😃💕 @pelly

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