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Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)


Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon) (Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke))

My clever husband got this shot!



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brilliant photo

18 Aug, 2008

 

Thats brill

18 Aug, 2008

 

Stunning photo

18 Aug, 2008

amy
Amy
 

That is very nice

18 Aug, 2008

 

Excellent photo.

18 Aug, 2008

 

I'll tell him you liked it!

18 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

I have a baby one of these - it has been fun watching the big bud develop - like the plant in 'Little Shop of Horrors' ;-)

21 Aug, 2008

 

love this! Easy to grow?

26 Aug, 2008

 

Do they like being at the back of a sunny border near brick wall?

26 Aug, 2008

 

Errrr.... mine is in the sunniest border, but it is right in the middle and nowhere near a wall, Gwenda! It just... grows, I don't do anything except dead-head and cut the stem back when it's finished. It pops back up in the spring. That is of NO USE to you as advice, sorry!

27 Aug, 2008

 

i hate to state the obvious is that pink rather than blue ? lovley picture bye the way

6 Jul, 2009

 

The top part is a purple-y colour, Np.

Funnily enough, it hasn't grown nearly as tall this year. It's in bud at the moment.

6 Jul, 2009

 

will it grow blue like mine or is it a pink veriaty.mine is smaller than it has bean actualy

6 Jul, 2009

 

No, it's always purple, Np. Funny they are both smaller, though!

6 Jul, 2009

 

yes you got any spare seeds ill swap you lol

6 Jul, 2009

 

I'll have to remember not to chop its head off, then! lol.

6 Jul, 2009

 

me to how long do i leave it.till it starts falling apart and how do i get the seeds ready ? i dont want a lot do i spritz lol ?

6 Jul, 2009

 

I haven't a clue, as I've always dead-headed it so that new flowers appear in the side-shoots. Then when they die off, I chop them off to tidy the plant up!

6 Jul, 2009

 

ok know worries spritz lol

7 Jul, 2009

 

Sheringham The Lees gardens has several of these
people have picked the heads in the belief they are Artichokes.

21 Aug, 2011

 

Well, in a way, they are! They're closely related, and the leafribs and stalks are edible.

21 Aug, 2011

 

My faverite flower .

24 Aug, 2011

 

It's in flower at the moment, Np. I haven't taken its photo this year.

24 Aug, 2011

 

Mine have just finished .

25 Aug, 2011

 

Mine have several more buds, but with no sun, they might not open. :-(

26 Aug, 2011

 

Mine are finkshed now .

26 Aug, 2011

 

Shame. :-(

26 Aug, 2011

 

Yes it is but you cant have life without death realy . bring on next summer i say . BbbbbbbbAaaaaaaaaaaa humbug lol x .

27 Aug, 2011

 

Oh, me too - this summer has been a waste of time. We've has grey skies and very little sunshine here.

27 Aug, 2011

 

That must mean a lovley summwr next year spritz lol x .

30 Aug, 2011

 

Wouldn't that be great! :-D)

31 Aug, 2011

 

will be great spritz be posotive lol x .

31 Aug, 2011

 

OK. ;-D

1 Sep, 2011



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