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If you're looking for a versatile architectural plant that's ideal for a hot, dry garden then Eryngium, or Sea Holly, might be for you.

This variety, Big Blue, has a deep colour saturation when mature which can't fail to make a statement. The photo is of a juvenile flower that hints at the colour to come.

Sea Holly naturally occurs all over the world, but has the greatest diversity in South America. Native forms also have anti-inflammatory properties. For example, in Jordan it's used as a herbal remedy for scorpion stings!

It's easy to grow so long as it has full sun and a well draining soil, where it will form a hazy drift of blue. Whilst you can cut back flower stems after flowering, the seed-heads are an attractive feature and are usually left over winter.

We think they'd look good on banks and slopes, in drought resistant gardens, cut flower borders and city courtyard gardens. They'll also fit well into coastal gardens, informal planting schemes, gravel gardens and as architectural patio and container plants.

With such a versatile use, they'd pair well with similar architectural plants such as echinacea, perovskia and rudbeckia to make a colourful addition to your own plot that will attract#haskinsd#Plantfridayi#eryngiumcts 🌸🐝🌼

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If youre looking for a versatile architectural plant thats ideal for a hot, dry garden then Eryngium, or Sea Holly, might be for you.

This variety, Big Blue, has a deep colour saturation when mature which cant fail to make a statement. The photo is of a juvenile flower that hints at the colour to come.

Sea Holly naturally occurs all over the world, but has the greatest diversity in South America. Native forms also have anti-inflammatory properties. For example, in Jordan its used as a herbal remedy for scorpion stings!

Its easy to grow so long as it has full sun and a well draining soil, where it will form a hazy drift of blue. Whilst you can cut back flower stems after flowering, the seed-heads are an attractive feature and are usually left over winter.

We think theyd look good on banks and slopes, in drought resistant gardens, cut flower borders and city courtyard gardens. Theyll also fit well into coastal gardens, informal planting schemes, gravel gardens and as architectural patio and container plants.

With such a versatile use, theyd pair well with similar architectural plants such as  echinacea, perovskia and rudbeckia to make a colourful addition to your own plot that will attract bees and other beneficial insects 🌸🐝🌼

#haskins #Plantfriday #eryngiumImage attachment

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Making a well deserved return in popularity, Dahlias are excellent for keeping the colour going throughout the summer.

There's a Dahlia for every situation, from summer borders, patio containers, bedding schemes to cut flowers. With the many recent introductions, they offer a wide range of flower types, often with very showy, double forms in warm vibrant colours.

Dahlias are easy to grow but do need winter protection in most parts of the UK. They are tolerant of a wide range of soil types but best planted in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.

The larger varieties benefit from added support and pinching out of shoots to promote bushiness. Keep well-watered and once flowers appear, feed with a high potash liquid feed every two weeks from July to early September and regularly dead head to keep to show goiMaking as#PlantFridayriday
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If you're looking for a versatile architectural plant that's ideal for a hot, dry garden then Eryngium, or Sea Holly, might be for you.

This variety, Big Blue, has a deep colour saturation when mature which can't fail to make a statement. The photo is of a juvenile flower that hints at the colour to come.

Sea Holly naturally occurs all over the world, but has the greatest diversity in South America. Native forms also have anti-inflammatory properties. For example, in Jordan it's used as a herbal remedy for scorpion stings!

It's easy to grow so long as it has full sun and a well draining soil, where it will form a hazy drift of blue. Whilst you can cut back flower stems after flowering, the seed-heads are an attractive feature and are usually left over winter.

We think they'd look good on banks and slopes, in drought resistant gardens, cut flower borders and city courtyard gardens. They'll also fit well into coastal gardens, informal planting schemes, gravel gardens and as architectural patio and container plants.

With such a versatile use, they'd pair well with similar architectural plants such as echinacea, perovskia and rudbeckia to make a colourful addition to your own plot that will attract#haskinsd#Plantfridayi#eryngiumcts 🌸🐝🌼

#haskins #Plantfriday #eryngium
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If youre looking for a versatile architectural plant thats ideal for a hot, dry garden then Eryngium, or Sea Holly, might be for you.

This variety, Big Blue, has a deep colour saturation when mature which cant fail to make a statement. The photo is of a juvenile flower that hints at the colour to come.

Sea Holly naturally occurs all over the world, but has the greatest diversity in South America. Native forms also have anti-inflammatory properties. For example, in Jordan its used as a herbal remedy for scorpion stings!

Its easy to grow so long as it has full sun and a well draining soil, where it will form a hazy drift of blue. Whilst you can cut back flower stems after flowering, the seed-heads are an attractive feature and are usually left over winter.

We think theyd look good on banks and slopes, in drought resistant gardens, cut flower borders and city courtyard gardens. Theyll also fit well into coastal gardens, informal planting schemes, gravel gardens and as architectural patio and container plants.

With such a versatile use, theyd pair well with similar architectural plants such as  echinacea, perovskia and rudbeckia to make a colourful addition to your own plot that will attract bees and other beneficial insects 🌸🐝🌼

#haskins #Plantfriday #eryngiumImage attachment

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Part of the Haskins family, come and meet over 1,200 birds and other animals at Birdworld. You'll discover lots of interesting information about our residents, from how they live both in the wild and here at the park, to what they like to eat for breakfast!