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  1. Luke Underwood

    Luke Underwood Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi guys,

    What is this and how should I manage it? The bees love it
    Thanks
     

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    Echinops Ritro, my favourite!

    It likes sun and prefers to be on a dry side. It's a humble plant and will tolerate various situations as long as it's not too wet. It will even grow in a deep container.

    Here are some growing wild in Crete:

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      Ahh thank you! Should I cut it back in winter or will it look after itself?
       
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      You can tidy up the dead stems and foliage when they no longer look attractive. The dried blooms retain quite a nice shape until storms whack them up. The plants will make new rosettes in spring. :)
       
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