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Cephalaria Gigantea (giant scabious)

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By Simbad


Cephalaria Gigantea (giant scabious) (Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious))

This loves my garden a bit toooo much and seeds everywhere but the bees love it so who cares:-) over 6ft tall again this year.



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6ft wow! i can see your bees love it, he's hanging upside down jolly on the nectar...

7 Jun, 2011

 

great photo - brilliant size - you'll have to get photo from distance too :):):)

8 Jun, 2011

 

Wow, 6' tall, thats amazing!

8 Jun, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Gosh that is tall , 6ft that amazing !

8 Jun, 2011

 

Wow a real giant!

8 Jun, 2011

 

Yes really love my huge perennials, and yes this is a real bee magnet.
I've taken a picture Paul I'll put it on ;-)

8 Jun, 2011

 

Its lovely. My seeds failed for some reason, must have done something wrong, as your seed always does well.

8 Jun, 2011

 

Strange that Dawn they seed everywhere here, but then again tried loads of times to grow hellebores with no success but they self seed in the wood.
I'll try to remember to collect some more seed for you:-)

9 Jun, 2011

 

That's kind of you Kathy.
The darn slugs have taken a liking to the newly planted out Crambe cordifolia :( Not growing as fast as I expected, do you think they need a drop of miracle grow?

9 Jun, 2011

 

Know what you mean Dawn the flippin things have taken a fancy to my newly planted agastache 'Golden Jubilee' swapped a small amount of seed (probably just as well with me,lol, I'd just prick them all out) and they've stripped nearly everyone overnight, only got 5 plants too.
Strange the Crambe's not growing fast usually like a triffid, sure a spot of miracle grow won't do any harm.

10 Jun, 2011

 

What a pain Kathy, they always seem to go for our favourite plants. I dont like using slug pellets cos of the wildlife, plus our 2 cats are always picking things up.
Maybe the Crambe need to get a bit more established, I will give them some food, like you say, wont hurt.

10 Jun, 2011

 

Don't normally have too big a slug problem but they really seem to like my agastache thats if it is slugs looking at the damage I'm not so sure now, maybe should put a piccy on here, if there's anything left to take a picture of:-(
No I couldn't put pellets down either Dawn don't like using them, and also wouldn't trust Fudge,if it doesn't move eat it,lol, don't know if I told you but caught him eating seaweed fertiliser!!!!!(luckily no ill effects) he's mental.

10 Jun, 2011

 

Yep, try a question Kathy, weird something is going for just that plant.

Oh Kathy, Bonnie is the same, she is so terrible, such a scavenger. I was on the phone to the vets a few weeks ago .... she was on her bed and her mouth was dripping like a tap, there was a pool of water elsewhere and we thought she had wet or something, I was frantically thinking what she'd been doing during the day and the penny dropped. I set a tree and forgot to put mix bonemeal with the infill soil so sprinkled some on top, I noticed her interest but didnt think too much of it. A small amount isnt harmful apparently, I must be careful in future. Oh dear, these Labs.

10 Jun, 2011

 

You just don't think they'll eat fertiliser though do you Dawn, I didn't, walking dustbins springs to mind,lol.
Fudge started wandering off to one particular spot everytime I took him for a walk, wondered why until someone told me the people in the house behind throw all their rubbish after they've had a barbecue over the hedge!!!!! so their dogs don't get it, why don't they just but it in the bin, just can't believe some people, what about other peoples dogs choking on chicken bones!!!!, I have to put his lead on near that area now.

11 Jun, 2011

 

I know. Someone must have put their turkey carcass out for the fox one Christmas and guess where the remains ended up, yep in my woodland. Bonnie was only young and got the bones. She was ok but coud have been a poorly dog and vets bill.

11 Jun, 2011



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