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Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:00

Hmm. Suns gone in and its gone cold. Thats the forecast up the spout again. it was supposed to be hot. I might have a wander to the antique/junk shop to see if they are interested in any of MIL's "treasures"

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:51

It will usually scatter lots of seeds. I had one years ago, and then when I cleared a patch and turned it over, up they cam. Same with Onopordum acanthium.  (scotch thistle)  The seedlings for the eryngium are very distinctive.

Look out on the seed swap later on in the year if you want some seeds.


Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:48

RHS members go free to Barnsdale. (named member only)

It is two for one on gardeners world card.

Dont forget your cards , folks.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:37

Eryngium giganteum.

 It is just coming up to flower, when it will turn more blue. it is a biennial and the bees love it. It also produces lots of seeds which come up all over the place.

Well worth looking at.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:34

 and  the sign of a healthy coral reef is plenty of sharks, that take out the weak and dying.

All ecosystems operate with an apex predator, and left alone will  find a natural balance. The trouble is that when man becomes the apex predator,with too many artificial resources, it becomes unsustainable.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 09:06

 My ox eye daisies are finally flowering.

 I want that tree fern too.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:56



Has anyone else any pictures of fasciated flowers that they can upload.?

I know one or two have been on recently.

Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:54



 Pink linaria, the stem has completely branched.


 Helleborus niger seed head.


Fascinated by Fasciation

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 08:49

Fasciated flowers, where the appearance is of twins or more, are caused when the growing ti is damaged at some point, maybe by something as simple as an aphid bite.

 Please post any photos  that you have taken of any fasciations in your garden.


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