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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, paeonies, philadelphus...

Rhododendron simsii

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awomanonabike

10 Dec 2019 • There is one heck of a storm going on outside but inside all is calm 🤍

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carolgs

Certainly is wild out there today and just got a little worse cause its school pick up time!!

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awomanonabike

It’s horrendous! Take care out there Carol. I’ve just chased my wheelie bin round the yard 🙄😂 @carolgs

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carolgs

I'm plucking up the courage to get out the van!! Silly really I've been in it all day getting wet, those wheelie bins have there own agenda I'm sure!! 😂 😂

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awomanonabike

You can do it Carol! You’d need a head-torch to garden here today. And possibly a boat 😉😂 @carolgs

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sharonhayden

I’ve got soaked twice now and just preparing my self to pop out a photograph my new helleborus 🤔🤪 @carolgs

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awomanonabike

There is no way I could take a photo outside today. Apart from anything else I’d need to use flash! @sharonhayden

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carolgs

I did it!! 😂 😂 I've only got a small inflatable boat big enough for a paddling pool if that's any use!! 😂

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awomanonabike

🙌 Well done that woman! Thanks for the offer 😂 May take you up on it as need to go to town later 🚣‍♀️ @carolgs

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awomanonabike

17 Mar 2019 • This has finally stopped flowering and needed a bit of a tidy up, so seemed a good time to try taking some cuttings 🤔 #propagation

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awomanonabike

24 Jan 19 • It’s snowy outside so here’s my azalea to bring some cheer. It has been flowering continuously for almost 3 months 😃😍✨ #white #azalea

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Annettenoosa

That is amazing. It is so beautiful.

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rachelbrooks

Perfick! 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

Thanks Annette. It’s beginning to look a little bit weary now but even so 😍 @Annettenoosa

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awomanonabike

Thank you Rachel 😘 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Gary. It’s a very photogenic flower (just swipe left. The latest of many 😂) 😊 @scaryskates

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awomanonabike

I’ve just been looking up the care of indoor ‘azaleas’. There seems to be some odd info in the encyclopaedia @teamgardentags #rhododendron-simsii (aka #azalea-simsii aka #azalea-indica) Simsii are not frost hardy at all. They are zone 10. I’ve never heard them referred to as Cundeamor. Perhaps that’s the variety 🤔 https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=953 Any chance the encyclopaedia entry can be corrected? @ukgardentags

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Beautiful.....with pearls too...😀

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awomanonabike

But of course Elaine 😉😂 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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pelly

That is so beautiful Jacqueline 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane. I was just reading your comments from another time that I posted a photo of this. They are a different species to the miniature ones that survive outside as indoor azaleas aren’t frost hardy at all. I love it’s simplicity 😍 @pelly

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awomanonabike

I’ve created a new encyclopaedia entry as seemed easier... 🤓

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awomanonabike

8 Dec 18 • You often see flowering azalea for sale at this time of year but I’ve not seen any this year 🤔 This has been flowering since the beginning of November and still has buds waiting to open 😍 #azalea #houseplant

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ublaszko

I actually saw them for the first time today. Gorgeous blooms! 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Were you tempted? 🤔🤔🤔 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I was very tempted but I got a tray of violas instead. I prefer to have some colour outside as I seem to blank out indoor plants 😂😂

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awomanonabike

Violas would be very tempting too 💜 @ublaszko

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lesliecole49

They are still in bloom around here too, Jacqueline. They are very pretty

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terrimclaughlin

Those are sooo beautiful. A friend of mine grows only Azalea’s. I can see why. 🎄⛄️

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kimguy

Very beautiful💕

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pelly

That’s lovely Jacqueline. I bought one about a year ago from Lidl and it flowered in early winter. It’s just coming into flower again now although mine is an outdoor one. 💕💕

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awomanonabike

They are aren’t they. Though they do sit not doing much for about 10 months of the year... @terrimclaughlin

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awomanonabike

Thanks Kim 😍 @kimguy

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awomanonabike

I don’t actually know what the difference is to be honest Jane, other than size 🤔 I’ll try and find out 🧐🤓 @pelly

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awomanonabike

16 February 2018 • This just keeps on flowering 💚 Easy to grow too. Just needs to be kept damp but never sit it in water - I water it with my other #houseplants but also dunk it in a sinkful of water once a week or so 👍

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awomanonabike

Nearly isn’t good enough Jason! 😉😂😂 I gave one I had grown from a cutting to my S&B-in-laws for Christmas. Last seen drying up unwatered and unloved in their living room 😢 I should have given it to you 😊 @Jasonsparkes1

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gjones

Looks so fresh and pretty!

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awomanonabike

Thanks. It’s not often you get a flower that is entirely white 😊 @gjones

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rachelbrooks

I do like this one 💚

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awomanonabike

Well Jacques is going to need company some day... @rachelbrooks

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ukjohnny

..looks amazing..

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awomanonabike

Thanks Johnny! 😊😊 @ukjohnny

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pelly

That’s very beautiful 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane. I’m so pleased with it this year. It is by the front door and has been flowering its socks off since before Christmas 😍 @pelly

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rachelbrooks

Baby steps Jacqueline...baby steps 😉😂

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awomanonabike

👍😂😂 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

17 January 2018 • Good morning from a cold and wintery Cumbria. Take care out there peeps ❄️❄️❄️

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jendren

You too Jacqueline. Not a day for the bike 🚴‍♀️

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awomanonabike

True Nicola. Today is a walking day ❄️🤷‍♀️❄️ @jendren

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Denise16

Morning Jaqueline. That’s gorgeous, especially with the snow backdrop.

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awomanonabike

Thanks Denise, I love a bit of the white stuff ❄️😊☃️ @Denise16

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juliesgarden

Beautiful 😍

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pelly

That’s beautiful Jacqueline 😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you ladies 😍 @juliesgarden @pelly

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nessas

Ahhh beautiful but I’m only looking at the flower I refuse to acknowledge that white stuff in the background 🙈

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richard.spicer.7906

That’s a very crisp white one, lovely 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

Haha! Thanks Vanessa. You can open your eyes now, it’s all gone 🙄😂 @nessas

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rich. It is rather lovely isn’t it 💚 @richard.spicer.7906

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awomanonabike

Another good thing about the approach of winter... For the rest of the year this sits quietly in the hall then suddenly this happens and it makes me very happy. 😊 #houseplant #indoor

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brightcolours

So it's an indoor plant? #whiteazalea

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awomanonabike

This variety is, at least here in the UK. Perhaps not in sunnier climes... @brightcolours

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christineb

A beauty 😍

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