These bad boys have withstood all the wind and rain again this winter but I have just noticed they are ALL going to flower!
I first noticed these ones 3 years ago, tiny little seedlings that popped up after I cleared away a big old hebe. Over the years we have had a few successes with them along with many failures. So when these popped their heads up I made sure they were nurtured the as best I could, clearing away the weeds to let them get some light. Even pruning the apple tree they decided to grow under so they didn’t rub and snap in the wind.
Hopefully in a few weeks they will have doubled in size and look a bit like these ones we had a few years ago.
One of the best things about echium is I am not the only one to be excited. The bee’s LOVE them and spend the summer buzzing around collecting their nectar!
Thanks for reading 🙂