Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

Mowgley

Re: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

Post by Mowgley » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:19 pm

I've sown 20 seeds yesterday, hopefully they'll be as good as some on here

cordyman

Re: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

Post by cordyman » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 pm

derrick wrote:Mines dead I have a five foot post overprotected the poor thing .I have six small ones and no room to plant them .I will keep some in big pots .
the one in my above pic has been double fleeced all winter to no ill effect.

i've another which had no fleece, but the fleece one has grown a lot more? temps?

Springy

Re: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

Post by Springy » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:29 pm

A pic of mine at the moment. It's been riddled with caterpillars all winter. Green ones, brown ones and these little beauties that I think maybe from a comma, small tortoiseshell or maybe peacock butterflies? Someone on here might know! icon_thumleft

No signs of flowering yet! :cry:
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Re: Echium, I wasn't prepared for this to grow so big...

Post by samtobuk » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:15 pm

Look like small tourtoiseshell to me, definitely not comma or peacock. Very strange to see them now though, usually overwinter as adults as you find them hibernating in your house and just waking up in the sun this time of year.

Must be rather out of kilter with the seasons if they've been alive all winter, and usually find them on nettles, so all in all a bit weird!

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