Sunday, November 19, 2017

Storm Casualty

We had a huge amount of rain over the last day or so, and sadly the giant echium collapsed as a result. Last night it was lying flat on the ground. The stem wasn't broken, but the roots had pulled out of the mud. In an attempt to keep it going, it's been tied to a stake:
The leaves are looking quite droopy though.

The flower spike looks not too bad, considering.
I hope it keeps flowering. The bees love it, and it is quite spectacular.


  1. Love these plants, hope it survives.

  2. I do hope your efforts save this plant. It is so spectacular.

    1. It looks OK so far - the leaves are less droopy now than they were at first.