A VALE garden has witnessed plant domination as weather conditions, since lockdown, have enabled nature to thrive.

A Dinas Powys Pink Echium is currently 14 feet (more than four metres tall) and a contender for one of the tallest plants in the county.


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Echium Pink Fountain is a rosette-forming biennial.

It is a short-lived perennial with lance-shaped, hairy, grey-green leaves.

Each rosette of leaves produces a long, tapering spike, up to 4 metres high, of pink flowers in summer.

Reader, Liz Richards, of The Square, Dinas Powys, said: “Is this the tallest in The Vale at least?

Can you lay claim to having the tallest plant in the Vale?

Send your photos, with some information about your plant, to barrynews@barryanddistrictnews.co.uk