Spurge

I just cannot tire of Euphorbia charachias subsp ‘wulfenii’. In early summer this plant has lovely acid green bracts that hold their own within a mixed border. They are tall slightly masculine plants but I have a soft spot for their spring growth. The unfurling of their long stems happen almost magically and today I was greeted by slightly hooked nodding faces all bobbing around in a gentle wind with their bright green colouring glowing gently in the warming sunshine. Later on, they will puff up and become big whorls of slightly swaying greeness.

Perhaps think about planting them this year in your garden. Think sunny and well drained soil. Hailing from the med they take drought conditions and are fast growing. Plant in groups of 3’s or 5’s for impact. Lovely and easy do-gooders!

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