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Profile Image Annika Towell

AnnikasGarden

Proud NHS midwife and manager. Grew up on a dairy farm, now gardening and allotmenting in Essex. Love kitchen gardens with climbing roses.

Cobaea scandens

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This tough little plant seems to thrive in the current weather.

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Three stages

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...And they're off....

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Almost cobea time

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Does anyone know what the french bean looking things are on my cobea? It is still going despite the frosts.

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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Refusing to acknowledge that it is winter

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We have had sharp frost the past two nights. A good time for the cobea to flower....

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’ve got seeds for next year and I can’t wait..

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AnnikasGarden

It is a marvellous plant to grow @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom, I prefer the white slightly over the purple one. It grows really fast and flowers beautifully

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I think I’ve got purple seeds...I’ll be just pleased if it grows Annika..👍🏼

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One thing I did find useful for sowing them was to soak the seeds in lukewarm water overnight @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom as not nearly all seeds germinated initially. From there on grew them as would with tomatoes and even if they looked pathetic going in the ground they soon sprung up.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Thanks for the tip Annika I was sent them from @jeatacake and they’re now in the fridge going through winter..👍🏼

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Late October. Good time for the cobea to flower...

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Found a #variegated cobea flower

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

What a little gem..💜

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I have a flower!

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dan5584

Oh lovely! I used to have a beautiful one in the old house, miss it so much!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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Hmmm I wonder if this a flower on the way?

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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Purple cobra reaching for the skies wrapped around my white rose

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