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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...

Cephalaria gigantea syn. Cephalaria caucasica ; Cephalaria tatarica

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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awomanonabike

Specially for you Sarah. No raindrops though as no rain! @sieveheadsarah #cephalaria-gigantea

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sieveheadsarah

It’s fabulous Jacqueline, I’ve just planted another one out that was in a pot, this time on the shadier side of the garden 👍🏼😍 thanks for tagging me 😀

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rachelbrooks

Love these. I have got one that Carol gave me, i think it must be in the wrong place. It grows like crazy but I’ve never had any flowers! Must find it a new spot...

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awomanonabike

You’re welcome Sarah. As soon as I realised it was starting to flower I had to show you. I have two as well, the original which is a bit shaded and this one @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

They don’t seem to need much in the way of tlc but I think a bit of sun seems to encourage them to flower 🌼 @rachelbrooks

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sieveheadsarah

I got some seeds from a slightly different one (apparently) last Autumn, they’re growing well and the leaves do look a little different, it’s this one https://dorsetperennials.co.uk/product/cephalaria-dipsacoides/ I’m not sure if I have already told you this 🤣😉 I’m hoping the one I just planted out will flower a little after my other one 🤔🤔

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awomanonabike

That’s interesting Sarah and no you haven’t! I look forward to seeing it 🌼 @sieveheadsarah

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rachelbrooks

I think that’s the trouble, mine doesn’t get enough! It’s joined the long list of jobs for the weekend! 🙂

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awomanonabike

Just checked and RHS reckons it can tolerate partial shade 🤔 @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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awomanonabike

6 Jul 2018 • This is to make up for my last post 😉💚

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jadojado29

Gorgeous Jacqueline @awomanonabike 😍😘

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plants

Lovely 💚💚💚

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awomanonabike

Thank you. It really is a giant, so great for the back of a border, though I have a friend who has one by his front door @jadojado29 @plants @Jasonsparkes1

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

This was positively glowing in the evening sun.☀️☀️

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awomanonabike

Oh and thanks for sending it our way @justin It has finally arrived 😉👏🏻

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justin

Oh it's my pleasure 💁🏻‍♂️ sorry it's a bit late 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣

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rachelbrooks

Ooh that's gorgeous! 💚💚💚

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awomanonabike

Better late than never. Looks like it might be here to stay for a while too 😊 @justin

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel. I'd never even seen one until I moved here & it was in the garden. It's a fabulous plant @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

This is another one Suzanne that doesn't need much sun. Mine is on the north side of a low wall with a high wall to the south west & it does fine @suzyw

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rachelbrooks

And it grows in shade! How fab! 👍🏼👍🏼

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suzyw

I had these last year but they disappeared, think it was a bit too soggy for them 😬

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awomanonabike

Maybe it got eaten Suzanne? Mine isn't in the best draining soil at all @suzyw

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awomanonabike

It's really tall & doesn't need staking either. What's not to love? 😉 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Perfick! 👍🏼👏🏼

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