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My favourite Bee.....I call him Irn Bru!


My favourite Bee.....I call him Irn Bru!

This is one of my top plants for attracting bees to the garden. Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum. About 7' tall, architectural foliage and topped with tons of these thistle like flowers. Very Hardy herbaceous perennial.



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This goes to the top of my "wanted" list. I love tall plants, and bee attractors are essential!

27 Jun, 2013

 

well i had no idea what Irn Bru was so looked it up on net it said scottish water......
like the name of bee regardless its a good name.

Great photo :) plus thx for info on Cirsium rivulare Atropurpureum.

from jane.

ps. plesant viewing here really liked.

27 Jun, 2013

 

thanks Jane! Irn Bru is a Scottish soft carbonated drink. Hard to describe....very orange and tastes a bit like Tizer from my childhood memories I think. But it is quite popular up here with Voddie...especially in Glasgow! The slogan they use to market it is 'Made Fae Girders' :)))) You have to say it with a very scottish accent to get the full effect! ;)

27 Jun, 2013

 

lol! nice new photo too(has very warm charm to it)
you and daughter iam guessing:)

from jane.

27 Jun, 2013

 

She looks like you, Karen!

27 Jun, 2013

 

I must get this plant back, have really missed it, great pic K.....

27 Jun, 2013

 

I love this plant too....luckily I don't feel the same about Irn Bru. :o)

28 Jun, 2013

 

No, me neither Linda. it OH does, and he embarrasses me by asking for it organic restaurants!....no kidding!

28 Jun, 2013



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