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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...

Erysimum linifolium 'Bowles' Mauve'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

1 Apr 2019 • Such a great plant 💜

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kimmy01

Aww lovely 😍 mine died it got bluw over from the wind and never recovered

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awomanonabike

What a shame Kimmy. Did you manage to take any cuttings? @kimmy01

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pelly

They never stop do they. One of mine looks more like a shrub now, it's so big. I'm going to have to split it again!! 💜💜

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awomanonabike

It’s definitely a #desertislandplant 🎶 @pelly

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beccamurgo

I love that shade of purple!!

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awomanonabike

It is a fabulous colour Rebecca. Really vibrant 💜 @beccamurgo

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ublaszko

That's a really good colour combo 😊

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awomanonabike

I’m looking forward to seeing your N. Thalia and Bowles Mauve combo next spring 🌱 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Me too! 😊

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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awomanonabike

1 Nov 18 • Seriously, if you haven’t got one of these in your garden you’d better have a good excuse 🤓 This is a teeny little bit that I just pulled off and plonked in the soil a few months ago, and it’s already flowering. In November 💜💚💜 #erysimum-bowles-mauve #erysimumbowlesmauve

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Jasonsparkes1

I have one 😁 And it hasn't stopped flowering since it went in the ground

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awomanonabike

Good lad! Glad to hear it 😉😂 @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Ooh I have! Just one of the best plants...ever!! How did I not know about these before GT?! 🤷🏻‍♀️

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jerseylily

Love this plant, I pulled out 3 old ones this year & put in new ones, they’re still in flower now!

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awomanonabike

No idea Rachel 🙄😂 #bestplantever @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

😂😂 great # 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

They just flower and flower and flower don’t they Deborah 💜 @jerseylily

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awomanonabike

I thought it was new but apparently there is another #bestplantever Hard to believe I know 🤷‍♀️ @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oh I had that as well and lost it in the beast from the east! 😭

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awomanonabike

It looked a bit tender, so doesn’t qualify for #bestplantever IMHO @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Yes. I’ll stick with Bowles Mauve I think! ☺️

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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awomanonabike

13 Sep 18 • #purple

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

19 Apr 2018 • Having looked so near to death Bowles Mauve is now strutting it’s stuff with the Camellia 💜💚💜

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jadojado29

Gorgeous combo Jacqueline @awomanonabike 💜😍👌😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Looks great 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

Thanks Suzie @jadojado29

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awomanonabike

Thanks Elaine. So much better than it looked a few weeks ago 🙄 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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clipperty

I love this! X x

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awomanonabike

Thank you Claudia. One of those fortunate accidents 😊 @clipperty

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awomanonabike

Here you are Urszula @ublaszko

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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awomanonabike

6 March 2018 • I really thought I had lost these. Only 3 days between the photo on the left and the one on the right - and several degrees C. 😊💜😊💜😊

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jadojado29

Afternoon Jacqueline @awomanonabike just goes to show what a difference several degrees can do & in such a short time Looks Fab now 👍😘

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awomanonabike

I’m so pleased Suzie. They really did look dead 😱 @jadojado29

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brightcolours

#toughasboots #wallflower

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susanhumphrey333

Looking great now 👍😊

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Denise16

Phew😀

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columbiariver

Looking fine now! Going to be a favorite!

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awomanonabike

I can’t quite believe how well it has recovered Sue 😊 @susanhumphrey333

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awomanonabike

Absolutely Denise! I got close to getting my secateurs out on Sunday... 😅 @Denise16

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awomanonabike

It already is one of mine Laura. I’d have been so unhappy if I’d lost them - they surround the camellia and have been really happy there 😊😊 @columbiariver

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susanhumphrey333

I thought my Japonica had died, it looked so bad. Wish I had taken a pic of it before, as it's perked up, no damage done 👍😊

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awomanonabike

That’s great Sue. Plants are much more resilient than we give them credit for 😉 @susanhumphrey333

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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awomanonabike

Has anyone else had this happen? No obvious damage but half of this has upped and died and the other half is healthy as anything. It’s not a major problem as I take cuttings every autumn, but it’s never done this before 🤔

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clipperty

They seem to flower themselves to death. Good to safeguard with cuttings... wish I’d done that with my purple one 🤨 x x

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awomanonabike

They do don’t they but it’s never done it half at a time! A gardening friend once just snipped some shoots and plonked them into the same pot and they grew fine, so I’ve done the same thing ever since. Sorry to hear about yours 😢 @clipperty

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clipperty

Neil’s Nan used to do that too - even well into her eighties!! If I start now....😆 xx

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awomanonabike

Go girl! 😂😂 @clipperty

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pelly

Oh dear, I hope it doesn’t spread Jacqueline 😕😕

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awomanonabike

I’ve cut the dead bits off so we will see but they do have a habit of just upping and dying on you. As Claudia said, probably from exhaustion 😉 @pelly @clipperty

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pelly

Thanks Jacqueline and Claudia @clipperty I will remember to take some cuttings of mine then. 👍👍

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clipperty

Found myself in a GC yesterday but they didn’t have any Bowles Mauve 😕 xx

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awomanonabike

Well you’ll just have to get yourself up here then Claudia and take a cutting 🌱 @clipperty

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clipperty

Hold on 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂 Pedal like that and you’ll be here by morning! @clipperty

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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awomanonabike

19 January 2018 • And we’re off again! This only just stopped flowering a few weeks ago 💜

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pelly

Wonderful 💜💜

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awomanonabike

It’s a great plant. Have you got one Jane? Wonderful little worker 😂 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

My favourite discovery last year! Just flowers and flowers and flowers 💜

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pelly

I have two and a bi-colour sugar rush Jacqueline, but I'm glad you asked as I haven't put the Bowles Mauve in my directory, strange though as the other one is and I bought them at the same time. I got them from the sick bay at Wyevale last year. 💜💜

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awomanonabike

It’s a great discovery isn’t it. Every garden should have it 💜 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

You were probably just distracted by your love of your new plant 😉💜😂 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Or several! 😬☺️

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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awomanonabike

Oh, it's all starting to happen out there! #springiscoming

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gjones

Looks like that's going to be a pretty one!

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awomanonabike

I hope so! There are several in a pot surrounding a pale yellow camellia. When they are both in flower it means spring has sprung! @gjones

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pelly

Oh what a lovely thought Jacqueline. 😊😊

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awomanonabike

Just makes me feel a little panicky as I haven't finished all the autumn/winter jobs yet @pelly 😩

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pelly

Have any of us Jacqueline? I certainly haven't, but we will get there, positive thinking is the order of the day. @awomanonabike 😀😀

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rachelbrooks

That's sounds a lovely combination! 💜💛

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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awomanonabike

Such a great plant. Although it may not be long lasting it's incredibly easy to propagate. I take cuttings & just push them in the neighbouring soil. Done!

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