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Foxglove, An Engine House and Echium

08 May

Our walk today was late as we waited for. the rain to stop but the light was good. We often think of our LiveWires when we do this walk as they have enjoyed it with us many times when on holiday here. We have been watching the Foxgloves growing and today saw one just beginning to bloom.

The following photo is for J who, as mentioned, has enjoyed this walk with us and whom we hope will be on The Great Flat Lode with us again before too long. Can you see what’s in the distance, J?

It is Echium season and there are some wonderful examples in neighbours’ gardens. The bees, who love these blooms,  can be heard before one even sees the plant.

Over a neighbour’s fence, 10-12feet tall!

 

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4 responses to “Foxglove, An Engine House and Echium

  1. commonprose

    May 12, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Echium is new to me. Never seen or even heard of them. Looking forward to the experience, some day.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 12, 2020 at 6:01 pm

      Come at this time of year and you’ll hear them before you see them! xx

       
  2. utesmile

    May 9, 2020 at 11:50 am

    That is a huge plant. Wow. I can see the monument and Carn Brae Castle in the background.

     
  3. Heyjude

    May 8, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Our neighbour has an echium with three spikes, they are enormous! As is the stem! I thought I’d get some seeds and scatter it near me, but seeing the size of the stem I think not. There is a smaller variety though.

     

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