23rd August

…The rest are brown and dead or have blown over. Not before scattering seeds everywhere though! Echium pininana Echium pininana Echium pininana Plenty of seed forming on both the original…

16th May

…the Library 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…

7th June

…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 was sparse….

19th May

…to Chelsea. Echium pininana Echium pininana 2015 – CHW News reaches us at 6.30am that the stand has won its first GOLD medal in four years so I hurry into…

28th April

…new growth. Do echiums flower in April on Tresco? I wonder what the record height actually is? Echium pininana Echium pininana Staphylea x elegans is also a late flowerer compared…

3rd February

…here. Clematis cirrhosa var balerica Clematis cirrhosa var balerica A huge crop of Echium pininana seedlings have emerged below this year’s flowering spikes which have now been removed. Echium pininana

30th September

…killed off (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…

4th June

…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 suspect ours outside…