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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Echium vulgare

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Other alliums continue to power on still, like 'Globemaster' which you can see here in the background. But it was this lovely blue Echium vulgare flowering which caught my eye - Viper's Bugloss is a #wildflower and a great source of nectar for pollinators. I introduced lots of #wildflowers earlier in the year and I'm really pleased with this one. 😁🐝🐝🐝

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stephent

Great shot

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Looks great Richard, I'm sure you'll start to notice a few more happy bees around 👌👏🏼

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oldgreyheron

Great planting and excellent photography Richard.

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odnny

Great plant in any garden, and the bees need all the help they can get.

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megjenner

#megswishlist

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Naomi126

👌🏻📸👌🏻

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choclateclare

Love the colour xx

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tina

It's s beauty

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ukjohnny

...great picture...

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linfoster

Jolly well done Rich 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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amandahoodgatergmailcom

Wonderful colour

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) - not sure how I'll do with this one, but I really want to try growing Echiums and this is one of the more hardy species. Great for wildlife friendly gardens, and has lovely purple-blue flowers which are very attractive to bees 🤓

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richard.spicer.7906

@lamaisonbleueoleron has a lovely picture of one in flower last year 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

#wildflowers

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debs69

Splendid name sounds like a Harry Potter character 🤓 Vipers Bugloss 👹

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tiggrx

This is a beautiful species, happiest on light soils.

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ellenmarygardening

Now I need to pull my socks up & get ordering from British Wildflowers 😉

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richard.spicer.7906

@debs69 - love it 😀🎓🕸🕯

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richard.spicer.7906

@tiggrx - I've got lots of grit, do you think I should add some sand to the mix too 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

Definitely 😉👍🏼@ellenmarygardening

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tiggrx

I think adding some sand would be a great idea, you often see it growing in very sandy places.

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