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Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'


Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue' (Echinops ritro (Globe thistle))



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thats beautiful

10 Jul, 2009

 

WOW, its lovely.

10 Jul, 2009

 

mmm very nice.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely colour. I started with one of these (not necessarily the same variety) and it has seeded itself and I now have three or four.

11 Jul, 2009

 

Now I didn't know that they seeded! These are new this year, planted where we took a large Juniper tree out.

11 Jul, 2009

 

That is so unusual, I have never seen it before, what a brilliant blue!

11 Jul, 2009

 

Lovely colour........

11 Jul, 2009

 

Mine certainly have Spritz. Mind it has taken a few years.

11 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I love these and planted one last year - but it has been really badly targetted by blackfly and the poor thing is looking all stunted and shrivelled :-S

12 Jul, 2009

 

Give them a nice wash with soapy water Sid.

12 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Good idea Toto - I hope I haven't left it too late tho.....

12 Jul, 2009

 

YUK, Sid - I didn't know that blackfly liked them! I must take a look...

12 Jul, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

They like this one :-S

13 Jul, 2009

 

Oooohhh dear! Poor thing. :-(

13 Jul, 2009

 

Beautiful Spritz - mine is still in bud - the leaves on my sound a bit like Sid's, looks like I'll dowse it with soapy water then as Toto suggests.

14 Jul, 2009

 

fantastic blue!

23 Jul, 2009

 

Gorgeous colour,,,are they easy to grow? In pots?

24 Jul, 2009

 

I don't know about pots - I suppose it depends on the size!

24 Jul, 2009

 

Sure...it's just that my actual flower beds are stuffed now & the soil is weak so I tend to put anything new in pots! The crocosmia, balloon flowers, potentilla, dianthus, geranium etc etc are all in pots. I'll have a go with the echinops too!

24 Jul, 2009

 

Good luck... :-)

24 Jul, 2009

 

I have just bought one of these... and was looking up the info on them and found yours... which looks lovely...........

28 Jan, 2010

 

They were quite a feature in the border, with that colour and shape, Holly. I like them a lot! I know you will, too. :-))

28 Jan, 2010

 

roll on march and April...... then i can get going in the garden....cant wait to see these in flower... : O ))

28 Jan, 2010

 

I worked outside for about an hour this afternoon - but it was a bit too chilly to stay out longer. Oh, the weeds, the weeds. They don't care about cold weather, do they!

28 Jan, 2010

 

no they dont...lol.. my garden gets very wet in the winter..... very boggy with the clay soil....... so i start in march/April depending on the weather.... your very brave to do gardeninig at this time of year.. : O ))

29 Jan, 2010

 

I don't feel much like it today, Holly - but I might try to do a bit as there's an Enkianthus that came and it's begging to be planted!

29 Jan, 2010

 

LOL.......Spritz............. i wouldnt garden today for anything the weathers been awful......

29 Jan, 2010

 

Well, I DID, Holly! The wind was c-c-c-old, but I forced myself out for an hour, and dug out the Lavatera roots, so there was room for the Enkianthus which said 'Thanks' when I planted it! LOL.

29 Jan, 2010

 

You must be a very dedicated gardener..... well done 4 braving all the cold.... Brrrrrrr.......

30 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks - I'll be out there again this afternoon for as long as I can stand it.

30 Jan, 2010

 

im going 4 a walk later..... if its not to cold....

31 Jan, 2010

 

I only managed 20 minutes today, to plant lilies in pots and label them up. Too cold out there for more. Only 3 degrees here max. Brrrr....

31 Jan, 2010

 

its meant to get a bit warmer this week and rain..... had a nice walk....but was glad to get back 4 a cup of tea...lol

1 Feb, 2010

 

Our local forecast is rain - maybe sleet - for the next few days. I won't be outside in that! :-((

1 Feb, 2010

 

no i dont blame you......... your garden looks lovely in the pics TT put in her blog about the open days..........would love to come and see yours, but to far away.....

1 Feb, 2010

 

You'll have to have a weekend break in Somerset - the countryside is beautiful - and then come and visit - I'd show you round personally! :-)))

1 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks Spritz... that would be great.... you never know....

2 Feb, 2010

 

Just let me know! :-))

2 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks Spritz i will..... : O ))

3 Feb, 2010

 

Breathtaking and delicate, great pic Fluff!

2 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks, Pip - but I'm not Fluff! ;-)

2 Jul, 2010

 

Whoops! Sorry Spritz. Must have been having an off day. Is it easy to grow?

5 Jul, 2010

 

Seems to be, but I'm going to have to get the bugspray out - they've got blackfly, much to my surprise. :-(((

5 Jul, 2010

 

Oh dear. Hope you get rid of it, "Fluff".... LOL

8 Jul, 2010

 

I wonder if the real Fluff would mind coming down here and spraying them for me? LOL.

8 Jul, 2010



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