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vec

Essex based gardener. Trying to achieve a tropical looking garden 🌴🌴🌴

Echium pininana syn. Echium pinnifolium

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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vec

Here's mine @richard.spicer.7906 Think I heard a sigh of relief as I moved them outside #echium-snow-tower to the left and #echium-pininana

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flowerseed

Wow they are big will they grow much bigger @vec

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vec

I think they both grow huge up to 5m😍 @flowerseed

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lisa868

So impressed with those !

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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vec

That's a relief, the echium that made its way home with us from Devon a couple of years ago is the colour I wanted 😍 Would love to get these outside now but still too much chance of a frost killing them off

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vec

@richard.spicer.7906 How's yours doing ?

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richard.spicer.7906

Checked this morning and both the wildpretti and pininana have flower spikes forming, they’ve grown about a foot taller in the last 5-6 weeks 😳

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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vec

Oooh both my #echium-pininana have flower buds.... I have attempted to overwinter these so many times before and always lost them, finally I will get flowers 😍😍😍

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pelly

Woohoo, well done Julie 👍👍

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lisa868

Well done you, I’ve never managed it 👍

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vec

In the greenhouse @lisa868 I'm a bit chuffed 😉

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Keely

Wow that will be a beauty 😍

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angiecrazycatlady

That's lovely. Julie what am I doing wrong, I've had the seeds you sent in the heated propagater for 4 weeks and nothing has happened. I'm usually quite successful at growing seeds but not this time, any advice 😊

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vec

What are you growing @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

Think it was called milk thistle

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vec

Asclepias ? @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

Possibly I'm rubbish at names you sent me the seeds a while back. They are red flowers with yellow 😊

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vec

Yes asclepias (the tropical milk weed) .... If its any consolation I've only had 4 pop up and they were sown 1st March in an unheated propagator. Wondering if last year's heatwave and drought has anything to do with it @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh that's made me feel better, I'll keep trying then as even if I only get one I'll be happy 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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vec

Cataloguing #echium-pininana Brought this back from Devon a few weeks back. Let's hope I don't lose this one. It's coming indoors as soon as frost is forecast

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