Little polytunnel wander this morning, trying to mop up the excess condensation each morning as I go and open the doors to get the humidity down. Seems to be working slowly, was on 99% all day last week and now seems to be settling to around the 80s. Would like to get it lower into 70s ideally, that way I can worry less about fungus attacks ⛔️.
This Echium seems to be looking very well so far. I confess this particular one is not my original one from two years ago as I lost that to frosts. But it is a replacement from earlier in the year, bought at the same time as my other new Echiums. It’s getting very cold tomorrow so I’m gonna pop these in the shed overnight for the next two/three days to be safely sure. It has got to minus 2/3 a couple of nights and it’s been ok 🤞🏼 but not sure I’m ready to experiment with lower temps yet!
Hope so Kim, they are amazing to see in person. I’ve only seen them in Cornwall in the UK - which is not technically far away but they have a much milder winter usually than where I live. London also good for milder winters too, as it’s usually a couple of degrees warmer in the city @kimguy
Meanwhile, there's no stopping my #echiumcandicans , which seems to still be throwing out new foliage 😀 - it's been outside all winter but it's protected up against the house wall #wintergarden #echium #newgrowth
Morning, quite please with how my Echium is performing at the moment. I repotted this about 4 weeks ago and despite the cold spells it's looking quite healthy. It's grown well in its first year 😬 #echiumcandicans
🕵🏻😉 Eye spy with my little eye 😂 well done you 👍 Did you start from seed? Another one to watch if you have long periods of frost cover with a fleece bag should be okay, just watch the wind though they sulk 😂
😀 @lamaisonbleueoleron - Steve, thought I'd introduce you to my little Echium friend. Got him at the Knebworth flower show at the beginning of May. I potted him on before my holidays in a good gritty well draining soil and so far he looks very happy 👍🏼 #echiumcandicans
Hi Richard, looking good. #candicans is the same plant I've lost during the last wave of cold weather. I think it's more salt than cold that's finished then off. I'll wait a while before moving in case any new growth come through! 🙏😉 What size pot do you have it it? You'll need to pot it on before start of growing season, be gentle with the roots they don't like being disturbed to much. 🙈@richard.spicer.7906