19th May

…cannot be far off that. Echium pininana Echium pininana My father was also very fond of granny’s bonnets which still thrive outside the dining room. granny’s bonnets Weigelia florida ‘Variegata’…

23rd August

…before scattering seeds everywhere though! Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana Plenty of seed forming on both the original Camellia saluenensis which Asia will soon need to collect. Camellia saluenensis…

25th April

…where there were no buds. Rhododendron ovatum The huge (12-15ft) Echium pininana have burst into flower and the bees are very active. Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana First fuchsia…

16th May

…window. Amazing blue flowers which then individually fade to light pinkish. Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana 2016 – CHW We have placed our and planted all the largest plants…

28th April

pininana Echium pininana Staphylea x elegans is also a late flowerer compared to the rest. A tinge of red apparently as the buds open but we are almost too late…

7th May

…Green. Here it has reached 25-30ft. Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck’ Echium pininana blown over and uprooted in the east wind on Tuesday despite being in flower. Echium pininana Echium pininana 2019…

7th June

…so nearly over. The bees are busy enjoying the flower spike. Echium pininana Echium pininana Stewartia pseudocamellia just coming out into flower. Many more flowers than last year when it…

30th September

…(we thought) by The Beast.One fine clump of new Echium pininana seedlings set to produce flower spikes next year. Echium pininana seedlings Hardly an old leaf survived the blasting but…

3rd February

…petals and not readily visible as the flowers hang here. Clematis cirrhosa var balerica Clematis cirrhosa var balerica A huge crop of Echium pininana seedlings have emerged below this year’s…

4th June

…picture of a 16ft tall Echium pininana growing outside. This beats the 14ft one growing at the Welsh Botanic Gardens in a biome featured in the papers before Chelsea. I…