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By Simbad


Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke))

Planted this last year, this year it really took off must have been 6-7ft, bees love it.



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Nice photo :o)

19 Nov, 2009

 

Very striking flower!

19 Nov, 2009

 

This is beautiful. I set mine late into the summer so it never got this far. They must love magnificent and always a bonus if the wildlife benefit. :-)

19 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks everyone, yes Dawn covered in bees and insects this summer think the bees were actually drunk seemed to be staggering about a bit,lol.

19 Nov, 2009

 

I've never seen a drunk and disorderly bee, lol. Hopefully I will do next year if/when mine flowers.

19 Nov, 2009

 

Great bloom,

20 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Mine was new in this year as well ,I'm looking forward to seeing it like this next year.... plus the drunk Bees ..LOL...

20 Nov, 2009

 

Mine has got a bit bashed by the wind - do they need support?
Amy - how weird that we both one this year, ha ha

20 Nov, 2009

 

Didn't support this one Dawn was fine, but then I do cram lots of plants in so think they all support each other,lol.
Yes quite a funny sight Amy, went out one morning and there was one head first in a flower, bottom in the air, not moving,probably passed out and been there all night, lol.

20 Nov, 2009

amy
Amy
 

When I saw your photo the other week Dawn , I thought how much it looked like mine , to late for the flower heads to open I think don't you ...

I can imagine that sight Kathy , LOL.. little yellow and black striped knickers showing LOL...

20 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Simbad - good idea. I cant wait to see bees in my garden in that state, ha ha.
Amy: Of course ours would look the same, lol. I agree, I dont think they'll open now.

21 Nov, 2009

 

stunning plant.:o)

26 Nov, 2009



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