I have a bit of a thing about echiums, I think they are wonderful plants especially the tall Echium pininana. my most successful echium year, when I finally managed to keep some alive long enough to flower.
For no reason, maybe the thrill of success was all too much for me, I have not tried to grow echiums in the last couple of years. So imagine my joy when weeding the garden the other day....
I have put it on the kitchen windowsill as then I can keep a close eye on it. I can make sure it does not get overwatered, but also that it does not dry out either. I shall whisper words of love to it routinely and hope and hope and hope that this echium now called Hope, thrives to flower.
and whether it does or not, I am inspired again by its very being to grow some from seed against next year. Seeds have been added to the list and this shall be done.
Wish. Me. Luck. (and the echium - obvs)