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Profile Image Jacqueline P

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...

Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' syn. Ensete ventricosum 'Rubrum', Ensete 'Maurelii', Musa 'Santa Morelli'

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awomanonabike

Has anyone heard of the “hole puncher bee”? 😉 Any other thoughts as to what has produce these incredibly accurately circular holes? #holes

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columbiariver

🤷‍♀️

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awomanonabike

😂 @columbiariver

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KariSamuel

The #goldentortoisebeetle do this as well. Do you know if it happened while it was still furled?

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awomanonabike

That sounds a bit exotic for the north of England 😉 @KariSamuel No I don’t think so but couldn’t be certain. I suppose that would make more sense 🤔

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

🤔 haven’t a clue….sorry

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awomanonabike

😂 That makes two of us then! 🙄 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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cee

It's the Hungry Caterpillar🐛🤗

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awomanonabike

OMG. Of course it is. Why didn’t I think of that 🙄 😂 @cee

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awomanonabike

The banana was covered in white fly and the summerhouse was full of ladybirds, so we introduced them…seems to have made the ladybirds very happy 😉 #ensete-ventricosum-maurelli #ladybird #wildlifewednesday

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juliesgarden

They need to get a room Jacqueline 🤣🤣🤣

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

The more the merrier……😉😆

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pelly

I could do with a few ladybirds if there are any to spare? I've hardly seen any so far this year 🐞🐞🐞

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awomanonabike

More on the way I suspect Jane 😉 @pelly

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awomanonabike

There was no interrupting them Julie 😳😂 @juliesgarden

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awomanonabike

There will definitely be more! 🐞 +🐞=🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

8 Jun 2018 • It may not be as big as our original that we lost in the unheated heated greenhouse incident but it’s rather lovely 🖤💚🖤

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Annettenoosa

Lovely pattern on underside of the leaf looks as if it is wearing tartan. 🐝

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Fab specimen...💚👌🏼

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awomanonabike

I hadn’t made the comparison 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 but I will now 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 😂

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awomanonabike

I’m really pleased with it Elaine. I was so sad when I realised our old one wasn’t going to recover 😢 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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pelly

Beautiful leaf markings Jacqueline 😍😍

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awomanonabike

I’ve just seen Monty’s and am feeling a bit inadequate 😉😂 @pelly

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jeatacake

Fabulous. I meant to get one of these this year, but now maybe next year? 🍌

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awomanonabike

It’s not too late Jeff. I just had an email from RHS plants to tell me they were back in stock... I had bought this replacement elsewhere in the mean time. It will reward you no end - as long as you don’t inadvertently put it in an unheated greenhouse when it’s freezing outside 😱 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Well Jacqueline, I did have 3 small Abyssinian bananas grown from seed. I kept 2 in the house over winter & risked one in my unheated greenhouse over winter. That one died, but the other 2 are OK, so I may put one outside now like you have done & go for one like yours next year 👍

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awomanonabike

Well done! Our Abyssinian banana flowered last year. Really whacky. And it survived the unheated heated greenhouse incident thankfully. I’ve just divided it and it’s looking great

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awomanonabike

This was taken before today's heavy rain & wind too...

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tomday8

Kudos for growing an ensetti. What a plant! 👍👍

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awomanonabike

😂 Thanks Tom. GT: Strava for gardeners! @tomday8

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awomanonabike

Me too. Just not sure they will still look like that 🙈. It's in the most sheltered position I have... @gjones

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juliesgarden

Looks 👍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Julie. It seems to have survived unscathed - apart from sitting in a tray full of water. Oops! @juliesgarden

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