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Miss Willmott's Ghost

By flowerpower59
Many thanks to those who commented, voted and awarded my last upload. I am grateful.

This is one (another Smile) of my favourite plants. It's an eryngium (sea holly) looking good in the garden right now, though this is a slightly faded stem from last year. The story goes that Miss Willmott (a notable gardener in the 1800s and contemporary of Gertrude Jekyll) carried the seeds of this biennial plant in her pocket and would secretly scatter them in other people's gardens, hence the common name.

It self seeds quite readily and I have learned to pull up the ones closest to the path because they can ***** your legs as you walk past Grin

Tags: Flowers and plants Flower close up Sea holly Eryngium giganteum Textures and layers

Voters: woolybill1, bobpaige1, ColleenA and 52 more

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ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
7 Jul 2021 8:22AM
Absolutely beautiful….
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
7 Jul 2021 8:25AM
Stunning piece. Tom
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2021 8:27AM
Really beautiful, subtle detail. Love this.
7 Jul 2021 9:10AM
Yet another beautiful plant portrait that deserves an award. I've never heard of this one but it's a beauty.
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
7 Jul 2021 11:49AM
This is really lovely, and a very interesting narrative to read as well.

manicam 17 44 1 Canada
7 Jul 2021 2:15PM
Wow absolutely amazing presentation

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2021 7:17PM
A beauty
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2237 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2021 7:18PM
A lovely presentation.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
7 Jul 2021 8:23PM
brilliant use of flower and bg!
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
8 Jul 2021 12:19AM
Shortlisted this earlier….definitely deserves a GEA
This is really beautiful, the BG really suits the subject. A very pleasing floral image and an interesting narrative.
I will return with my award tomorrow.
8 Jul 2021 8:03PM
Beautiful work....Lin
Returning with my award Fiona, ran out yesterday!

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