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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...

Hamamelis mollis

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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awomanonabike

It’s time for the #hamamelis to shine 💛 And it does. It positively glows at this time of year 😃

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awomanonabike

Here’s mine Laura. I got it when my mother died and it is nearly always in flower around the time of the anniversary, so there are extra reasons for it to make me smile 😊 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

It's fabulous! Great shot too 💚 What a good way to remember her. #memoryplants

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awomanonabike

Thanks Laura ☺️

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pelly

Love this, I must see if there is a compact variety as most of them are too big for my garden 💛💛💛

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sabbanrula

Incredible 💛💛

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awomanonabike

I’m sure there are Jane. Laura mentioned that there are dwarf varieties though I don’t know any names. Do you Laura? @pelly @columbiariver

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sharonhayden

Lovely plant - I don’t see any around near me - perhaps they need a hard frost 👍🏻🤗

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awomanonabike

It’s hard to capture just how bright it is Rula. It’s in quite a dark corner and just glows 😃 @sabbanrula

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awomanonabike

It is isn’t it Sharon. 😍 I’m not sure. 🤔 I thought they grew pretty much anywhere @sharonhayden

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awomanonabike

RHS says that they can drop their flower buds in the autumn and winter if they have dried out in the summer, perhaps that’s why you’ve not seen any near you 🧐 https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/popular/witch-hazel/growing-guide @sharonhayden

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sieveheadsarah

Love this Jacqueline, another plant for my list 😃

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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awomanonabike

9 Jan 19 • I swear this wasn’t in flower yesterday 🤷‍♀️ It’s much earlier than last year, though is often in flower today 🌼💛🌼

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carolecuttingitfine

Stunning shot!

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awomanonabike

Thanks Carole. It’s c-c-c-cold out there but the sun is shining which makes all the difference ❄️☀️❄️ @carolecuttingitfine

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richard.spicer.7906

I was visiting Ashwood Nurseries before Christmas as they sell quite a few of these, and they were already in flower there too 🤭

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awomanonabike

I bought this as retail therapy 18 years ago after my mother died, so always register when it flowers. Last year it was so much later. If I had room I’d have more. I really like the red ones... 🤔 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

Aw, what a lovely thought and with a special memory. The red ones are nice too, I’m hoping to get one soon. There is one I’ve been keeping my out out for one called ‘Vesna’ which is a yellow/orange one

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awomanonabike

Just looked it up. Very nice 😃 but I already have too many shrubs in my garden 🤔 Or do I? 🤔😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

😂 😂 well you are making a new border if I recall 😉

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awomanonabike

Argh! Don’t tempt me 😱 @richard.spicer.7906

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

20 March 2018 • The plant that just keeps on giving 💛 I was doing some tidying in the garden and wondered where the perfume was coming from. I looked up and found that this was still flowering it’s little heart out 💗

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jadojado29

Wow that’s Amazing Jacqueline @awomanonabike 😍😘

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suerichards

Great 👍 photo

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awomanonabike

It really is Suzie. I had no idea these little “flowers” were going to appear. And to still have scent too 😃💗😃@jadojado29

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sue 😊 @suerichards

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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awomanonabike

6 March 2018 • This has flowered it’s socks off this winter but is finally turning - still looking great though, almost autumnal tones 🍂

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pelly

Eekkk, can we have spring first Jacqueline 😂😂

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂 Sorry Jane. It just looks all golden and brown @pelly

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awomanonabike

4 February 2018 • ...and it’s still at it. I don’t think it has ever flowered so well or for so long 😍

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rachelbrooks

What a stunning pic! #bestoffeb 💛💙💛

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katgreen

Absolutely gorgeous 😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Gorgeous picture 💙💛💙

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pelly

Beautiful Jacqueline 💛💛

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awomanonabike

Thanks guys 😊😊 We’ve had a lovely day here and the witch hazel has been an absolute stunner this year @rachelbrooks @katgreen @Jasonsparkes1 @pelly

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awomanonabike

23 January 2018 • @jacaranda If you look closely you can see the leafless rose that partly climbs into the witch hazel on the left. The crocosmia also use it for a bit of support later on too 😉

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columbiariver

It's a nice big witch hazel. Sure is a sight for sore eyes in winter.

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awomanonabike

Thanks Laura. I can see it from the kitchen sink and you’re right, it is a sight for sore eyes 💛 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

I just put one in last winter. It's trying very very hard to make buds. I do anticipate it's first bloom

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awomanonabike

Mine has had years when it has been much later than others and years when the flowers haven’t lasted long at all. I suppose you pay more attention when there isn’t a lot else happening in the garden. I hope yours does bloom for you soon 😊 @columbiariver

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jacaranda

Thanks for all your advice, Jacqueline. It’s certainly a lovely shrub for winter so I might be on the look out for one soon!!! @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

You’re welcome Barbara 😊 @jacaranda

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rachelbrooks

Phwoar! Look at that mossy wall! 😉💚

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂😂 I cant look at a stone wall now without thinking of you! @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I actually have no answer for that! 😆😆 you’re welcome...🤔😂

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awomanonabike

What! Rachel Brooks has no answer 😜😂😉 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Enjoy the peace! It doesn’t often happen! 😜😆😆

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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awomanonabike

23 January 2018 • Good morning from a blowy Cumbria. This has a much more delicate scent than the sarcococca and lights up a dark corner at this dark time of year 🌟🌟🌟

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nessas

Like little Chinese lanterns 💛 and good morning Jaqueline 😚

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sho47

Lovely!! And yet another for the Wishlist Jacqueline @awomanonabike 😃💕

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awomanonabike

Pretty aren’t they Vanessa @nessas

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awomanonabike

A worthy one Shona, for winter colour and scent 😊 @sho47

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Jasonsparkes1

Love these, definitely for the wishlist ❤

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awomanonabike

They don’t do much the rest of the year Jason but certainly make up for it now @Jasonsparkes1

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pelly

Morning Jacqueline 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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awomanonabike

Thanks Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

Morning hinny 😉 @pelly

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brightcolours

Mighty fine!

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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awomanonabike

The witch hazel is still at it. So much better than last year but that was BGT (Before GardenTags) so it had no incentive 😊

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daisy-jane

Beautiful Jacqueline great pic 😊👍

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pelly

Love the accolade to GT Jacqueline. @awomanonabike 😊😊

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awomanonabike

Thank you Jane & Jane! It seems like a long time ago. I look at my garden so differently now, don't you? @daisy-jane @pelly

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clipperty

That nod to @ukgardentags made me laugh but it's TRUE!!!! I think we see more and it's so good to share what we find with like minded peeps xx

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pelly

Well after never having had much interest in gardening I have found GT and the amazing people on it such an inspiration it really makes me want to have a beautiful garden Jacqueline. @awomanonabike @daisy-jane @clipperty 😊😊😊

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daisy-jane

I certainly notice alot more going on in and around the garden especially this last year and having everyone on here just inspires me to be more colourful and creative with what I do in the garden so I totally agree with you Jacqueline and its great that we all have a place to share our gardens with each other Claudia @clipperty Jane @pelly 😘😊👍👍

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rachelbrooks

Yep! Same here 👍🏼😊 haven't even minded the winter as I can see the changes and appreciate that the plants need a rest

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awomanonabike

I love it when my friends want to look around my garden & GT is like having friends round all the time 😊 @daisy-jane @pelly @clipperty @rachelbrooks

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brightcolours

#chinesewitchhazel #hamamelis

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brightcolours

@ukgardentags #gtpraise for you to see.

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ukgardentags

Wow. We love the fact that GT makes us all look closely at our garden and appreciate the beauty that's around us. We had a chuckle at Before GardenTags B.G.T. 😂 it's so true! Please let us know if you have any ideas on how we can get more people onto GT and appreciating the wonder of plants and this fab community 👍 Thank you @womanonabike @rachelbrooks @daisy-jane @pelly @clipperty @brightcolours

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awomanonabike

Now in full flush. Definitely brightens the place up on an otherwise very grey, misty, foggy day

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gjones

Very pretty!

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rachelbrooks

Tis lovely 👌🏼

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brightcolours

#hamamelis #witchhazel #yellow

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richard.spicer.7906

Beautiful 😊

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awomanonabike

Thank you! @richard.spicer.7906

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awomanonabike

I don't normally post personal stuff here but... When my mother died suddenly several years ago I did a bit of retail therapy & bought this hamamelis, which was in flower at the time. Now, every year, as it begins to break into bud, I remember her, and I love it for that ❤️ #retailtherapy #wintergarden

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Jasonsparkes1

Beautiful picture, I have a few 'memory plants' that have strong personal associations, and I love them for that ❤

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jason. And a plant can also make a perfect gift in the same way, can't it. @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

The best 🎁 Just bought my parents a silver birch sapling for that reason. Don't know what the memory is, but it made them, cry, smile and hug. Can be very personal things plants! 😊

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awomanonabike

Aw, that must have been amazing. Well done! @Jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

It's a lovely way to keep their memory alive Jacqueline 💚 I also have several plants for that reason (including one - a cutting -that I brought back from my Nana's cousins' grave in France! 😬) it's comforting to have them in the garden. Also bought my friend a rose named after her Mum when she passed away - I think it seems special somehow...😘

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awomanonabike

How lovely Rachel. Plants really do have a wonderful power don't they? It's not just about what they look or smell like @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

They do. It's about the feeling and emotion they give as much as their look 👌🏼

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gjones

A wonderful way to remember your mother! We have plants from our parents garden that bring back special memories as well!

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awomanonabike

It is wonderful to have been able to do that 😊 @gjones

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brightcolours

Very special memories. Xx

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