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claude I think the shitty stick is a reference to bum-wiping devices of back in the day. The Romans used a sponge on a stick in their communal crappers, hence the expression, getting hold of the wrong end the stick.
echt, does there have to be shit on the stick? or will a normal stick do.reminds me of this joke: what's brown and sticky?a brown stick.
Is it white larkspur ?
Deffo echium. They grow like heck in Melbourne and have to be beaten back with a shitty stick. <Not a recognised horticultural term>
www.botanic.co.uk/catalogue/Featured+Products/Echium+pininana/204 this place is selling plants
talking rubbish - you can buy the seeds. i don't have much success with seeds...
crocus doesn't sell it i guess it's a specialist plant. architectural plants do sell them but not that particular type. oh well. for the help everyone.
yes - thanks. i think it is an Echium.I know what you mean about the lobelia. my brother saw ones like that on Kilimanjaro
Like Crypes, I'd guess it's an echium: there's one on this page
I do know what it is but I've forgotten the name. Our neighbour has one in her garden. We are in Jersey and so I guess they are quite tender. I'll look it up and be back!
There's a giant lobelia that looks a bit like that... but there wouldn't have been humming birds on it there!
A type of Echium? Very fashionable this year at Chelsea .
it is big - probably 6 foot high. each flower stem is a different plant.
the flowers are buddleia-like, but i'm not sure it is a buddleia. the rest of the plant isn't a bush as such, just a stem with leaves coming off. and the flowers are a lilac sort of colour.
Are you sure it's the same thing? Because the picture has a humming bird on it
Looks like white buddleia to me.
please? what is it called? i saw it growing in cornwall.
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