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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, peonies, philadelphus...

Spiraea japonica 'Goldflame' syn. Spiraea x bumalda 'Goldflame'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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awomanonabike

Just a reminder to myself that #spiraea-japonica really does like to be pruned hard. Scroll left to see how hard… #spiraea-pruning

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kez001uk

Wow! It’s really paid you back well! 💕

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gjones

Looks beautiful!

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awomanonabike

It obviously loves having a short back and sides 😂 @kez001uk

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awomanonabike

Thank you 😊 @gjones

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike if only we all looked so good after a drastic haircut 🙈🤣

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awomanonabike

I quite like the idea of sprouting pink flowers from my head too 🙃 @kez001uk

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, it’s looking great, I moved mine to a sunnier place and it’s much happier. 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

You said you were going to. I’m glad it didn’t complain 😊 @sieveheadsarah

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kez001uk

@awomanonabike 😂🤣😂 would be a look, that’s for sure 😛

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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awomanonabike

Not the best photos but gives you an idea of how brutal I am when I prune this #spiraea 😳 But a bit of fish, blood and bone and a nice compost mulch and it will be right as rain in no time 😃

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joanboston

Ooh that’s interesting! I cut mine by about half, I’ll do it again tomorrow. Thankyou

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awomanonabike

I only do it alternate years Joan but it seems very happy with this approach 😊 @joanboston

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joanboston

I don’t think I did mine last year Jacqueline

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awomanonabike

👍 @joanboston

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sieveheadsarah

Since I moved mine to a shadier place it’s not done very well, how much sun does this one get?

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awomanonabike

It gets sun all morning in the winter but just early morning in the summer, so officially I’d say partial shade 🤓@sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I’m thinking it’s not getting enough sun, looks like it’ll be getting moved again 😱

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awomanonabike

What a treat! A new view for it 😉 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I feel sorry for it Jacqueline, I can here it now yelling at me “not again” 🤣😂

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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awomanonabike

10 Apr 2019 • It’s just 6 weeks since what might have seemed a fairly brutal prune, but look at all those new shoots 😃😊

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awomanonabike

How did you get on with yours Celina? @cee

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cee

Yep, I have new shoots too...although it still looks a bit sparse🤔.🤞🏼 it will fill out over the next few weeks Jacqueline @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

It will! It’s such an exciting time of year 🌱🌿🌱🌿🌱 @cee

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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awomanonabike

26 Feb 2019 • It may seem brutal but #spiraeajaponica really benefit from being pruned hard in early spring. They flower on new growth and there will be lots of that soon 😃

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rachelbrooks

Ooh I love giving things a good hack back! Oops prune..! 😉 makes me cited for what’s to come!

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sieveheadsarah

Was thinking if I should be cutting mine back yesterday, I'll get on and hack away after lunch 👍🏼😀

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katgreen

Wouldn't be without mine, just running out to give it a snip 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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cee

Hhmm, I cut mine back but looking at yours I might give it another go🤔 @awomanonabike

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Froggy45

What app do you use? Pictures look excellent. I can't find an app to do that! Bit of a technophob...

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awomanonabike

Me too. There is something very satisfying about a good pruning session @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I completely forgot to do it last year so thought I should get on and do it once it had occurred to me to 🙄 Did you have a good hack? @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

Mine needed more of a lop than a snip Kathryn 😉 @katgreen

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awomanonabike

As long as there are some buds you can go as low as about 6” and it will love you for it Celina @cee

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awomanonabike

Hi Dermot, I use Pic Collage. I used the free version for ages (and several others) but eventually coughed up the price of the advert-free version as I really like it. It’s very easy to use too 👍 @Froggy45

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Froggy45

Thanks very much, I'll try that. Seems fool proof enough...😀😀

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