Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
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, paeonies, philadelphus...

Hippeastrum

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
  • Like Count 34
comment
awomanonabike

21 Feb 2019 • This will be the last update of this sad #amaryllis infected with #redblotch or #redfire The taller bud has now just turned to paper and it has hardly grown at all since my last photo #RIP

38w
comment
anges

Oh no 😯💚

38w
comment
awomanonabike

Oh yes. And it was a humongous bulb too 😢 @anges

38w
comment
awomanonabike

I’m not waiting for the wet stage Rich 😱 @richard.spicer.7906

38w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Oh Jacqueline 😱😥 - i didn’t think it would be as quick as that! Such a shame, and yep I don’t think you wanna see the wet stage 🙈. If your throwing it out but keeping the pot, give it a good disinfectant wash 🧼

38w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Got mine out of the garage now, and saw a red blotch on one of them 🙊 - holding out that it’s just gonna be nothing but will wait for the buds and foliage to appear 😕

38w
comment
sieveheadsarah

Oh Jacqueline, this is so sad to see 😪😪

38w
comment
hobnob

Oh no oooo 😥

38w
comment
awomanonabike

Will do Rich. Oh no. Apparently it is usually visible on the bulb... @richard.spicer.7906

38w
comment
awomanonabike

My real sadness is that I won’t be able to try and get it through to next winter. I was looking forward to it now I know what to do 🤓 Hey ho! @sieveheadsarah

38w
comment
awomanonabike

Oh yeeeeesssss 😢 @hobnob

38w
comment
sieveheadsarah

I took a screen shot of your info about that, so fingers crossed I'll have success 🤔🤔. Maybe worth checking in Homebase for one, my Mum got two from there last week for cheap.

38w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
  • Like Count 33
comment
awomanonabike

8 Feb 2019 • This looks so wonderful but sadly, as pointed out by Rich, who is a bit of a star, this is #redblotch aka #leafscorch or #redfire a fungus infection of #amaryllis caused by stagonospora curtisii. I will need to destroy it - but not yet 😢@richard.spicer.7906

40w
comment
rachelbrooks

Oh 🙁

40w
comment
terrimclaughlin

Poor thing ☹️☹️🤭😊💕

40w
comment
grandmagizzy

🌺😥

40w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Ah, it will be a shame if it’s the case. See how it progresses, might get a healthy flower open up. On the plus side, it’s very neat straight edging isn’t it? 😄📐📏

40w
comment
awomanonabike

Thank you for your sympathy... @terrimclaughlin @rachelbrooks @grandmagizzy

40w
comment
awomanonabike

Yes, and I was thinking it looked so strong 🙄 @richard.spicer.7906

40w
comment
suzyw

Will it still flower?

40w
comment
awomanonabike

I don’t know. It’s whether it can flower before it goes “sunken and moist” 🤔😕 @suzyw

40w
comment
suzyw

It’s growing strongly for all it’s not too well. It would be nice to see a flower before it has to go 😞

40w
comment
brightcolours

Yikes! 😕😕😕

40w
comment
awomanonabike

It would but we’ll see 😟 @suzyw

40w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
  • Like Count 37
comment
awomanonabike

8 Feb 2019 • Watching this grow is just fascinating. I have no idea what it’s going to look like ❤️

40w
comment
awomanonabike

How’s yours doing Rich? 🚀@richard.spicer.7906

40w
comment
sieveheadsarah

The red is interesting, I've never seen one like that before 🤔

40w
comment
rachelbrooks

Fab markings on the stem ❤️💚

40w
comment
awomanonabike

Neither have I Sarah. I’m really looking forward to seeing what it does next @sieveheadsarah

40w
comment
awomanonabike

I might have to post a close up Rach. It’s really interesting and still quite short and sturdy. They often grow very tall but then flop over don’t they, which I don’t think this is going to do. At least I hope not @rachelbrooks

40w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

😂😂 it’s still in the garage! I’m gonna take them out after I’ve finished my exams next week. Hadn’t had much time to think about actual gardening at mo, only studying it! 🤓 - so I think you might be winning the race on this one 👍🏼

40w
comment
pelly

Great markings, mine has a red blotch on the flower casing 😍😍

40w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Just thinking, might be worth taking a closer look, or keeping an eye out, on those red marks 🤔 I remember reading that Hippeastrum/Amaryllis can suffer sometimes from a fungal disease which can cause marks like this. It might not be the same thing, but it does seem to look quite strong on yours. I think it was called Red Blotch disease. Worth a check up just in case.

40w
comment
awomanonabike

😱😱😱 Noooo Rich! It’s looking so wonderful. Oh well, I don’t have any others so it won’t do any harm to keep growing it and see what happens. Good luck in your exams 👍 @richard.spicer.7906

40w
comment
awomanonabike

Have you read Rich’s comment Jane ⬆️ 😱😱😱 @pelly

40w
comment
awomanonabike

See my next post if you want to see a close up of the red blotch on the stem 💔

40w
  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
  • Like Count 50
comment
awomanonabike

17 Jan 19 • And we’re off...

43w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Oh darn it! Mines still in the garage, false start! 😂🤣 - I’ll be like the tortoise running against the hare 🐢

43w
comment
awomanonabike

🤣🤣 If you look really closely there’s a 2nd bud just peeking out at the front too. Time to get yours out into the light Rich @richard.spicer.7906

43w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Hang on, I need my specks 🧐..... oh yes! I see it, it’s going to be a relay 🤣

43w
comment
sieveheadsarah

Woo hoo!!!!

43w
comment
awomanonabike

😂😂 And the starting gun has fired! @richard.spicer.7906

43w
  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
  • Like Count 47
comment
awomanonabike

7 Jan 19 • Yay! OK it may not have flowered in time for Christmas but it isn’t dead 🤷‍♀️

45w
comment
lilybee

I was given 2 for Xmas so mine are at the same stage and also not dead! 😊

45w
comment
awomanonabike

👍 I got mine at the end of Nov but for reasons unclear to me now I put it in the dark and forgot about it! 🙄🤣 @lilybee

45w
comment
lilybee

Well if looks ok now Jacqueline and also love the tin you've put it in.

45w
comment
lesliecole49

Lol, mine has got leaves about 8 inches tall now.

45w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Yay! 👏🏼😄 - mine are still in the garage as I only made them go dormant in December. Might be ready in time for Easter 😂

45w
comment
awomanonabike

Thanks Sue. I spotted the tin at a friend’s house - she was going to throw it in the recycling 😱 😂@lilybee

45w
comment
awomanonabike

Woohoo! Flower bud can’t be far behind 🌸 @lesliecole49

45w
comment
awomanonabike

I’ll race you! 😉😂 @richard.spicer.7906

45w
comment
richard.spicer.7906

Your on! Although I think you’ve got a head start 😂

44w
comment
awomanonabike

The grower that I bought it off at Ghent flower market said they give theirs 6 weeks of complete dormancy, no soil or light, then pot them up and they should flower 6 weeks later 🐖🐖 🤔✈️ 😉😂 @richard.spicer.7906

44w
comment
lesliecole49

You can also put them in-ground in the garden and they will revert to a regular lily type cycle of blooming

44w
  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
  • Like Count 40
comment
awomanonabike

Happy Christmas everyone! 🎄❤️🎄You are such a lovely bunch: you make me laugh, you are so kind, you take amazing photographs and you know so much about plants (yes you too even though you think you don’t). Thank you for being my refuge of loveliness when the rest of the world has gone mad. All the best for 2018 🍾🥂

2w
comment
Jasonsparkes1

Happy Christmas Jacqueline Hope you have a lovely day. Hopefully will get to meet you in 2018 😁

2w
comment
pelly

Aww, such lovely words Jacqueline, just enjoy all that the Christmas madness sends you. ❤️❤️

2w
comment
rachelbrooks

Merry Christmas my lovely friend, thanks for all the laughs - must definitely make it to the sunny lakes next year...unless you, @susanhumphrey333 @scaryskates @pelly do actually make it down Sarf on your tandem! 😉😂 have a great Christmas x

2w
comment
jacaranda

Happy Christmas, Jacqueline. Life has its ups and downs but we can always be sure of support, love and something to make us smile when we check out the posts on GardenTags. Have a great festive season 🎄☃️🎁😘😘

2w
comment
icedance

Merry Christmas Jacqueline you’ve summed it up beautifully there 🌸👍 have a very happy one and here’s to another year on here and maybe a grand GT meet up 🙂🙂

2w
comment
wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Merry Christmas to you too.....enjoy..💫🎄💫

2w
comment
Naomi126

👌📸👌

2w
comment
awomanonabike

Happy Christmas to you too Jason & I hope so too! 🎄❤️🎄 @Jasonsparkes1

2w
comment
awomanonabike

I will Jane I promise ❤️❤️ @pelly

2w
comment
awomanonabike

Merry Christmas Rachel. You are welcome any time though happy to stoke the tandem 😂 @rachelbrooks @susanhumphrey333 @scaryskates @pelly 🍷🚴‍♀️🍷🚴‍♀️🍷

2w
comment
awomanonabike

It does Barbara & it can! You too 🎄⛄️❤️ @jacaranda

2w
  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 24
comment
awomanonabike

Just bought this rather wonderful white #amaryllis from the village shop on my way to the garden centre. Same bulb, no sign of growth & no pot, £2 more🤔. This has made me even happier 😊

2w
comment
gauravsh6

Beautiful Colours

2w
comment
awomanonabike

I'm hoping, when it blooms, it will look even better @gauravsh6

2w