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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, paeonies, philadelphus...

Agapanthus

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awomanonabike

12 Aug 2019 • They weren’t all flattened by the heavy rain 😊💙

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pelly

Just glorious 💙💙

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awomanonabike

These ones self-seeded. They are on the edge of a bed that is so shaded that the day lilies that I had here never flowered but these look very happy 🤷‍♀️ @pelly

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pelly

I have mine in pots but I want to put them in the garden, your siting of them has just given me an idea of where they could go Jacqueline, thank you 💙💙

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awomanonabike

You’re welcome. I have some in pots too. White ones that looked amazing this year and black ones that haven’t flowered 😢 I’m hoping the white ones will self-seed too 🙏 @pelly

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pelly

To be honest I didn’t even realise they self-seeded. I’ve still got so much to learn Jacqueline 🙄👍

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awomanonabike

Neither did I...until they did! 😉 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

What a lovely colour - very delicate 💜

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awomanonabike

I was surprised how purple it looked in the photo as I think of them as being blue 🤷‍♀️ @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Looks very lilac on my screen!

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awomanonabike

12 Aug 2019 • They got a bit flattened by the heavy rain but are still lovely 💙

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pelly

What a shame, but I agree with you 💙💙💙

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grex

Looks beautiful!

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clipperty

That just looks sooo idyllic x x x

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Aww you’ve still got the colour though....💜

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awomanonabike

They’re lovely plants aren’t they Jane. Originally given to me as seedlings and they spread further every year 💙 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Thanks Franz 😊 @grex

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awomanonabike

There’s a seat nearby 😉😊@clipperty

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awomanonabike

I have, and they’re not all flattened Elaine 😊@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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rachelbrooks

I thought they were bowing to you as you walked along the path 😉 Mine always flop...I mean bow, whatever the weather!

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awomanonabike

That’s exactly what they do, before being stooden on! @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Stooden hey? 🤔😆 alrighty then! 😉

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awomanonabike

27 Jul 2018 • Took this photo yesterday before the wind and rain arrived... These often self-seed in the cracks but this one landed in the flower bed 💙

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Annettenoosa

That's what I like, well behaved flowers that find themselves the right spot to grow.

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awomanonabike

Couldn’t agree more Annette. My favourite type of flower 💐 @Annettenoosa

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pelly

Very considerate Jacqueline, these are so lovely 💙💙💙

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awomanonabike

Very! I noticed them last year and thought “well they’re not going to flower there are they?!” but left them be... @pelly

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pelly

They're definitely saying thank you 😍😍

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awomanonabike

And they’re still upright despite the wind and rain, which is more than can be said for the stachys behind them 🙄 @pelly

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awomanonabike

27 Jul 2018 • Still dry as a bone here but the agapanthus were glowing in the dusk 💙

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clipperty

Aren’t they beautiful? Tbh the rain here - nice as it was - flash in the pan. Still watered the pots! Had half my bike stolen on Sunday. 😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡 Long story short, have a new one now. Long live the 🚴🏻‍♀️ x x x

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awomanonabike

Oh no! Half?! That’s almost worse than taking the whole thing. Glad to hear you’ve got a new one already 👍😊🚴🏻‍♀️ @clipperty

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clipperty

They took the bit that wasn’t padlocked. We’d padlocked them together in the middle of busy town centre...bar stewards...Yup would have been better if they’d nicked the lot!! Xx

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belindah

Beautiful 💙

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awomanonabike

Bar stewards? You or the thiefs?! @clipperty

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awomanonabike

Thanks Belinda. I couldn’t get over how bright they were. It was almost 10 pm! @belindah

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suzyw

It was torrential here for a good hour or so, now it’s just smirry. My least favourite type of rain. Typical that it had to happen the night of the eclipse, I didn’t see a thing.

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awomanonabike

Smirry. Great word that I’ve not heard in a long time 👍 Similar here now but set to get heavier again. Bad timing wasn’t it 😡 @suzyw

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suzyw

I’m going for a boat cruise on the Forth this afternoon, I really need it to stop raining. Better look out the cagoule 🙄

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awomanonabike

😳And waterproof trousers?! And wellies too 😬 @suzyw

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suzyw

I’ll just stay downstairs on the boat with the tea and scones.

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awomanonabike

Now in full flower 😊

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awomanonabike

Not a great photo but these are mine Lee and they have self-seeded at the edge of the path @leebe

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leebe

Wow, they are beautiful @awomanonabike. Fingers crossed, I will keep you posted.

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awomanonabike

I look forward to seeing them come summer 😍 @leebe

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awomanonabike

Almost...

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rachelbrooks

I love everything about this picture 👌🏼💚

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Muzz67

Lovely.Love Agapanthus and your picture 😍

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awomanonabike

Aw, thanks Rachel 😊😊😊 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Me too! Thanks Jacqui 😍@Muzz67

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awomanonabike

I have some in pots Jason, that doesn't look like it's going to flower this year. I wondered if they weren't getting enough sun. Fingers crossed, yours are just a little late 🤞🏻 @Jasonsparkes1

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awomanonabike

Almost there...

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awomanonabike

Everything is happening out there! Even the agapanthus are waking up 😊

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pelly

Everything is so exciting at the moment Jacqueline, I'm loving it. Why on earth have I left it this long to discover a real passion. 😍😍 @awomanonabike

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pelly

Everything is so exciting at the moment Jacqueline, I'm loving it. Why on earth have I left it this long to discover a real passion. 😍😍 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Oh Jane, I can feel your excitement 😊👏🏻😊 I have no idea but it doesn't matter as you're making up for it now 😊 @pelly

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pelly

I certainly am Jacqueline. 😊😊

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awomanonabike

And it's brilliant 😊😊 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

It is sooo exciting Jane and Jacqueline! 😬😬 @pelly

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awomanonabike

It's that time, that only lasts a few days, where I truly believe that this year will be different & I won't let it get out of control...but then it all happens so fast 😊😁😳🙃 @rachelbrooks @pelly

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pelly

😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Oh! So that's not just me then?! Phew! What a relief Jacqueline! 😉😆 @pelly

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awomanonabike

😂 Definitely not. But of course this year will de different... 😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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pelly

I have no idea being new to all this but I don't care. I just want to see the beginning of my dream. It will start next weekend when I get my David Austin roses for my Birthday, then all my other plants will! go in. There is still a lot of work to do but it will be done this week so that I am ready. @awomanonabike @rachelbrooks . 😍😍

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awomanonabike

These were looking stunning this evening. Needless to say they are the ones that have self-seeded in the cracks of the paving. No sign of flowers on the ones in the pots!

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wesleybrian

I tried to plant midnight purple version of this and it hasn't grown at all, only had 2 grass leaves on it any advice?

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awomanonabike

All I know is that they thrive on neglect! Mine were originally planted in the space in some paving where a climbing rose is planted against the wall but have now seeded in the cracks in the paving. South-west facing, if that helps

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awomanonabike

Hi Wesley, I just happened to be looking at this post and realised I forgot to tag you in my reply - a year ago! You don't seem to be around so I hope all is well and that you are just busy enjoying real life 😊 @wesleybrian

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