John- Please can you tell me what the blue plant is in the first photograph? Similar to acanthus- but, obviously different. Many thanks. I expect it's sub-tropical, and can't be grown in London...Many thanksLuke
Dear LukeIt is Echium candicans - it will not tolerate a hard frost, worth trying in a sheltered spot in the UK with winter protection. I have seen echiums growing in London.All the bestJohn Stefanidis
Thank you, very helpful.Best wishes, Luke
I love the bird and insect sounds
Have just found your blog, couldn't be more delighted....have always admired your work and have all the books etc etcI live in an area in Australia where we have snow most year and a high rain fall and have enormous success with echium.Will wait with baited breath for the next garden video.