Pride and falling…

by AnneWareham on August 7, 2014

Bee on Inula flower, Veddw

I was dead chuffed about this sight in June:

Veddw June Front Garden copyright Anne Wareham

– the euphorbia looked wonderful for weeks. I boasted about it and showed off. So serves me right – the euphorbia got rust.

Rust 2 Veddw, Copyright Anne Wareham 003 sAnd because I don’t just do the odd plant in amongst lots of other different ones, preferring dramatic sweeps, I got a dramatic sweep –

rust Veddw, Copyright Anne Wareham s

of rust. Lots of dead euphorbia.

So – it’s had to be cut and it looks a bit miserable. Well, it also looked miserable before I cut it.

rust 3 Veddw, Copyright Anne Wareham 004sTake your pic…sorry, pick.

Will it come back? This is going to be an anxious time. And I should maybe mulch this to make it look more visitor friendly.

If you were thinking of visiting – it’s not all like this! It’s anemone time! Hydrangea time! Crocosmia time!

But my poor euphorbias do make me feel a bit fed up……

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Cynthia reyes August 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm

You poor thing. They looked so lovely before the rust, too.
I hope they come back next year.

Charles August 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

Poor lovey. Maybe the visitors won’t notice the big space like I didn’t!

AnneWareham August 8, 2014 at 10:49 am

Fat chance – but not many will come during Storm Bertha! So it will have a week to do something…

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall August 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm

What a shame – I love the way you use it en masse, and it’s one of my favourite plants, though a wicked spreader. I’m sure it will bounce back next year.

AnneWareham August 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Thank you, Jane. If it doesn’t I’ll replant and start again…

Selina Botham August 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Do not dispair – mine came back this year and look awful again now! I was assuming this is what will always happen to them every year, luckily mine are interplanted at the middle of a border.

AnneWareham August 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

That is so good to hear – thank you. I think it may be because it was unusually dry for the West. We just saw the same at Trentham: always makes a person feel better! Not just us.
So – fingers crossed for next summer…