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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...

Leycesteria formosa

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

16 May 18 • The battle is over but I think it won! Such a thug but magnificent too 💜🖤

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awomanonabike

😂😂😂 GT suggests I should fertilise this. Don’t give it any ideas, it’s powerful enough already 🤣 @ukgardentags

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cotehow

Haha. Yes I have some of this and it doesn’t need much help. Flowers are fab though 😀

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itstillhelen

So pretty in flower but we took the plunge and dug it up last year. Still managed to sprout all over the garden though 😤

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awomanonabike

I love the flowers too and I sensibly took advice from a friend and didn’t put it in a flower bed. Instead it’s at the bottom of the garden among the apple & plum trees, so I can just about keep it under control! @cotehow

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awomanonabike

I can completely understand that Helen. It really should come with a label saying “Warning this plant is a thug” 🙄😂 @itstillhelen

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itstillhelen

So true...along with bamboo! Spent half our lives digging the stuff up!

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awomanonabike

😮 I’ve heard bamboo can come up through tarmac 😱 I’ve never had to fight that thank goodness @itstillhelen

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columbiariver

Oh dear! I have a young one.

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jadojado29

Evening Jacqueline @awomanonabike I had well still do have this in my garden I chopped it right down to ground level & still it doesn’t give up the problem with it is the birds drop the berries in other parts of the garden & of course they grow I’m forever pulling it out you could say it’s a very easy plant to grow & one that you couldn’t kill if you tried 👍😘

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itstillhelen

We had a 60ft wall of bamboo about 3ft deep when we moved here that we’ve dug up and battled for 4yrs. We’ve almost got it under control now but it will never ever go altogether 😤

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awomanonabike

As long as it’s somewhere where it won’t crowd out other plants, enjoy it. It’s still a lovely plant @columbiariver

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2016
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awomanonabike

A bit of a thug but still stupendous!

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