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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...

Primula veris

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awomanonabike

Nature does it so well. These arrived all on their own 😃 #yellow #blue #primula-veris #forget-me-not

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joannie.a

Not at all "common", really classy.

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awomanonabike

Very! 👍😂 @joannie.a

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darroch

Agree absolutely, my “arrived by themselves “ forget me nots always look better than anything I’ve planted 😀

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awomanonabike

Nature just knows where to put them 👌 @darroch

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rachelbrooks

A perfect combination 💙💛

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awomanonabike

Nature knows best 💙💛 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

She serpently does! 😊

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awomanonabike

11 Apr 2019 • Why cowslip? Is it cow slip or cow’s lip? Good morning!

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carolgs

Who knows!! Hopefully someone can tell you!!

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sieveheadsarah

Found this on Wiki....... "The common name cowslip may derive from the old English for cow dung, probably because the plant was often found growing amongst the manure in cow pastures. An alternative derivation simply refers to slippery or boggy ground; again, a typical habitat for this plant"

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awomanonabike

Doh! I was so looking forward to it being cow’s lip 😉😂 Thanks Sarah @carolgs @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I was hoping it was going to be the banana skin of the cow world 😂😀😂

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awomanonabike

🤣🤣🤣 @sieveheadsarah

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pelly

Morning Jacqueline, my lucky daughter is coming to Grasmere this weekend for a wedding. I’m not at all jealous 😩😂

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awomanonabike

There’s the bride link! I hope the weather holds. Can’t you stick your caravan on the back of her car when she’s not looking? 🤔🤔 @pelly @anges

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pelly

Why, yes, so it is and I might just try that Jacqueline 👍😂

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anges

@awomanonabike @pelly 😀👰💐

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waterlily

Now I'm imagining cows slipping on banana peels 😂 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

😂😂😂 @waterlily

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awomanonabike

5 April 2018 • The first #cowslip to flower and it’s the rogue orange one! 🧡

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lordshankar

great shot!

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awomanonabike

Thank you! @lordshankar

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brightcolours

#orangeflowers

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ublaszko

Gorgeous! I remember when Monty had blue muscari and orange cowslip on his display table (last year?) and I absolutely loved that orange cowslip. Actually had a look for one a garden shop earlier today but they only had the 'boring' yellow ones 😂

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awomanonabike

It’s pretty isn’t it, but I’m afraid it just appeared... I don’t know if they come true from seed or just revert back to yellow 🤔 @ublaszko

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lovestogarden

Lovely...and that beautiful fence in the background is magnificent!

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awomanonabike

Thank you Janice, it separates the wild garden & fruit & veg beds from the “pretty” part 😉 @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

Nice! Such a great idea.

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awomanonabike

The wall then curves round to the right and becomes a retaining wall for my free-draining bed (aka builders’ rubble!) and runs alongside a footpath & river. @lovestogarden

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ublaszko

I'm guessing it's a perennial so once you have an orange one you can keep dividing it?

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rachelbrooks

Can’t see a cowslip...I’m drooling over the wall! 😉

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awomanonabike

Not sure what my cowslips have been up to 😉😉

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pelly

They're blushing Jaqueline, so who knows? 😂😂😂

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awomanonabike

@pelly So they are! 😊😊😊

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awomanonabike

Just remembered that I found this down the garden the other day. So posting it to cheer myself up. If you need cheering up too, I hope it does the trick 🌱🌿🌼☀️💚💛

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johnson8301

Fab 😊😊😊

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pelly

I just love them Jaqueline 💛💛💛💛

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emve

Absolutely! I was just at the gc looking for this or something similar - but no luck, so I "had to" buy something else...

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awomanonabike

@johnson8301 Thanks Karen, they are a fab plant 🌱 😊💛

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awomanonabike

@pelly Me too Jane. I used to have lots in the lawn but they had to go when we attacked the moss & creeping buttercups.

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awomanonabike

@emve Ooh, what did you succumb to Mona?!

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emve

My son helped me realize that I own WAY TOO FEW hellebores, so something just had to be done!

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pelly

Oh that's a shame. At least you've still got some. 👍👍👍

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awomanonabike

@emve How right he is! You can never have enough hellebores 👍🏻😊

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awomanonabike

@pelly I know. It was a big downer but yes at least they weren't the only ones 😊🌼😊

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susanhumphrey333

I'm cheered up 👍😊

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