Wordless Wednesday 11/9/13 – Castor Oil Flower

Castor Oil flower

Castor Oil flower

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About Helen Johnstone

I live in Malvern, Worcestershire and am a very keen gardener. I started the Patient Gardener Blog in January 2008 as a way of recording what was happening in my garden and connecting with other like-minded people. I started a second blog PatientGardener 365 January 2013 in order to try and post a photo a day to capture what is growing in my garden or places I have visited
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6 Responses to Wordless Wednesday 11/9/13 – Castor Oil Flower

  1. Yvonne Ryan says:

    Such a pretty flower for such a pest here

  2. Cathy says:

    Yes very pretty, with the frothy white flowers bursting out of those pink cones :)

  3. fairegarden says:

    I am growing this plant for the first time this year, Helen, and am impressed with the size, seed pods, leaf shape and the pretty flowers. Very interesting and hoping it deters the evil vole population in my Dahlia raised box.

  4. Ricki Grady says:

    I have heard that the way to use it as a deterrent is to smash the seeds and put them down the burrows. Highly poisonous, but they don’t eat it and die, they just give it a wide berth, We haven’t tried this yet on the gopher scourge, but wouldn’t that be the cat’s meow?

  5. Wow, this is a beautiful flower, never seen one before, great photo.

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