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Euphorbia griffithii fireglow — 28 Comments

  1. Alistair, the village looks absolutely gorgeous! I hope you will be very happy back up in Scotland. I did not realise you have moved back. I am looking forward to hearing about your new garden set up and about the plants you will be putting in. all the best. Ellen.

  2. What an attractive peaceful looking village. I love that it’s so near the water, although I imagine it’ll be too cold to swim? I’m not familiar with that particular Euphorbia but I have a few other ones and am very fond of them, although from time to time I get that white sap on my arm and it gets sore and red for a bit. Luckily I’ve never got it in my eyes. Looking forward to seeing your new garden.

  3. Hello Alistair, that’s hilarious about the “buckets”, meaning a large hopper/scoop on a JCB. I have a similar thing with “bags” of compost or manure, where they’re not the 60 litre bags from the garden centre, but tonne bulk bags that have to be delivered by crane!

  4. Hello Alistair, I haven’t been here for a while – I hope you are busy making your new garden, looking forward to seeing photos of your progress. I must admit I am not a fan of euphorbias, the only exception is for those with exceptional colours and ‘Fireglow’ is one of them, it is on my wish list. I think it would do well in my Woodland Bed in dappled sun.
    Wishing you good luck with your new garden 🙂

  5. Also a euphorbia fan.
    I have mauretanica which will be a LARGE lime green shrub.
    And firesticks which is, coming on, slowly.

    I’ll need a map to tell me where Fife is and what sea I am looking at.
    The little village looks peaceful.

      • Yes chilly winds from the north sea. Novel set in Iceland, I need to check this out. I read a lot of novels, usually detective or Stephen King sort of stuff. At the moment I am well into a classic (Grapes of Wrath) absolutely fantastic.

  6. Alistair, I see you’re glad to be back and your photos of the village are beautiful, in particular I liked the sea view.
    I had Euphorbia altaica, that was very hardy, The Euphorbia-griffithii is prettier than mine one, I’ve read about and noticed it is up to -23 C. Perhaps I should find it for my garden as well.
    Wait for your house and village photos.

  7. What a beautiful village, Alistair! And your photos are gorgeous! I feel as though I took this lovely tour myself. Thank you so much for sharing! And thanks so much for your comment on my blog post, I am so glad that you see Pitbulls in a different light. They are lovely dogs with the right owners.

  8. I’ve never seen that Euphorbia but I will definitely be attempting to source some, it’s bloomin lovely.
    I live in the very far north of scotland slap bang next to the east coast and I agree with your comment that most of what we grew down south (Lincolnshire) can be grown here (Caithness) it just takes a tad longer to bloom.
    It wasn’t always the case though, my garden is exposed and I cannot tell you how many temper tantrums I had at the loss of my plants before I finally admitted I need some wind break lol.
    I’m even going to try a Chusan Palm outside this year – gulp! I want to put it in the ground but I suspect I will wimp out and keep it in a pot lol.
    One thing I do struggle to grow here though are Roses – my favourite plant. I don’t know why but they just don’t take well 🙁
    i’m off to look at your A-Z of plants again now.

    • So, you moved from Linconshire up to Caithness. I spotted one of those Palms in our village here in Fife, a rather mature specimen which has apparently been in the situation for a number of years. I honestly think you should have your one in a pot, you would be so annoyed if you lost it.

  9. Now that is a bucket! I discovered euphorbia a couple years ago. I am growing one with wonderful feathery foliage, and I have notice its spreading habit. I will watch it carefully. Yours is lovely! Also, love, love that lovely coastal village. Lucky you!

  10. There are so many different euphorbias and I don’t have any. Your Euphorbia griffithii fireglow is lovely, so I must research ones that tolerate our harsh winters. I didn’t realize your village is so close to the ocean. What a charming place, Alistair. I look forward to seeing photographs of your garden as it progresses. P. x

    • Hello Pam, Yes the coast is just a 15 minute walk. Apparently there is a shortcut which takes you to the Castle Wemyss. I will need to get some directions otherwise the Laird may well shoot me if I trespass by accident.

  11. The village looks like such a nice and peaceful place for a stroll. Ha, I love the builder’s version of ‘bucket’! The Euphorbia is a very striking one with that beautiful red color! Can’t wait to see how the garden progresses!

  12. Hi Alistair,
    The last time I looked at your Blog you were starting to get your Garden in Cheshire sorted.
    I notice you have moved again and wish you and your Wife well in your new Home .
    We have the Fireglow Euphorbia in our Garden and I really like it as it’s such a lovely Colour .I’m looking forward to seeing how your new Garden takes shape ,good luck.

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