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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, peonies, philadelphus...

Dierama pulcherrimum

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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awomanonabike

27 Jul 2019 • I’m sure it was only a few days ago that I was worrying that these weren’t going to flower then this happens 💓 #dierama

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carolgs

Surprise! Aren't they just gorgeous I've always been told they are notoriously tricky at flowering so have never invested in one, I'll just enjoy yours

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awomanonabike

Oh give them a go Carol. I bought one plant. After one summer of no flowers I split it into three and moved them to where they would get more sun. They are planted in what is virtually builder’s rubble 🙄 This is their third year I think and they are just getting better every year @carolgs

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carolgs

I do have a sunny border they could go in, I think the next plant fayre I go to I'll give them a go, but shh don't tell my hubby!! 😂 😂

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awomanonabike

Your secret is safe with me 😉😂 If you have no luck then let me know and I could see if a piece will survive in the post once they stop flowering 🤔 @carolgs

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davyc

Love these and even managed to grow it from seed collected of one of my plants.

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sho47

Just so beautiful 😍but no success for me there either Jacqueline Maybe I'll try again 🤔 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

👏👏👏That’s worth knowing David. Did you sow them straight away? Shall I send you some seeds Carol? @davyc @carolgs

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awomanonabike

Thanks Shona. I didn’t realise they could be tricky or I probably wouldn’t have tried 🙄😂 @sho47

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carolgs

Ooo yes please always worth a try 😊

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davyc

@awomanonabike I grew the seeds once they were ripe into the ground with a little grit over them beside the parent plant. Takes a few years for them to flower

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awomanonabike

I will do my best Carol @carolgs

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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awomanonabike

23 Jul 2018 • I am so thrilled with these. I moved and split them a couple of years ago as they had never flowered. They’ve been through a really hard winter and now a drought and all three clumps have flowers 💕💞💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Some things thrive on neglect Jacquline...and they are gorgeous, never heard of them before..💜

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awomanonabike

I was wooed by them at Tatton a few years ago. I’m so glad I moved them. They are so pretty Elaine - much more delicate than they look here. They are on long thin stems that move in the breeze - like a fishing rod I suppose 🤔🙄 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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ublaszko

I absolutely luvvve them! Seen them in garden magazines but never in person 😍😍😍

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Keely

Oooh I've always loved these on garden shows that looks so pretty Jacqui

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pelly

That's a great plant if it's been through all that Jacqueline, I love the colour 💜💜💜

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awomanonabike

I am sooo happy to have them in the garden Urszula 😃 @ublaszko

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awomanonabike

They are so delicate and pretty Keely. It’s taken them a while but I think that was my fault @Keely

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awomanonabike

I’m a bit surprised Jane, but very happy! @pelly

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richard.spicer.7906

They are lovely Jacqueline - I have two and I thought one of them was white but it’s flowered pink this year 🤔 maybe I got the labels the wrong way round. The other one does have any buds.

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awomanonabike

I am so pleased with them Richard. I had almost given up on them. They definitely benefited from the move though apparently they do take a while to settle back in @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Ah thanks - I shall remember that, as I need to move one of them soon 👍🏼

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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awomanonabike

Well I've managed to keep them alive, now let's see if moving them to get more sun will bring flowers too!

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