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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...

Weigela

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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awomanonabike

Let there be light…☀️ Sometimes you just have to go for it! I was getting to the point of thinking I should just dig this up. Yes it’s lovely and it flowers well 🌺 but it’s huge and in the wrong place, right at the front of the border. So #chopchop and now you can actually see the echinops! A bit scary but it looks a lot better for it #weigela #beforeandafter

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jendren

Think that was a good decision Jacqueline. A hard one to make but worth it.

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awomanonabike

Thank you for the vote of confidence Nicola. It certainly looks better and much lighter 😎 @jendren

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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awomanonabike

19 Aug 2019 • Managed to get this pruned a few days ago in one of the few gaps between high winds and torrential rain 🤷‍♀️ #weigela

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sharonhayden

Is now the time to do it?

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awomanonabike

Yes. You want to do it soon after it has flowered as it will flower next year on the new growth that it puts on from now on. I don’t always manage it as it seems to go on flowering forever 😃 but in truth it has usually pretty much stopped by now 👍 @sharonhayden

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sharonhayden

Oh ok thanks mine stopped flowering probably 2 months ago!

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awomanonabike

It will be very happy if you cut back the branches that have flowered to a healthy bud. If it’s quite old you can also take one or two of the oldest branches out down to a few inches above the ground @sharonhayden

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rachelbrooks

Must do mine. When it stops flowering..!

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pelly

Must get my mums done. It was being strangled by ivy, which I’ve cleared and it’s grown like crazy ever since 😁😁

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awomanonabike

I know! I didn’t do mine last year and possibly not the year before either as it just never seemed to stop, so I just had to lop a few flowers off too 🤷‍♀️ @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I bet, they are a tough old shrub though aren’t they @pelly

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pelly

Must be 😄😄

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rachelbrooks

I’ll add it to the list of jobs for the weekend! 😊

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sharonhayden

@awomanonabike Thankyou will have a go 😉

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

4 Jun 2018 • The #lysimachia might be a bit of a thug but I quite like it with the weigela 💕🖤💕

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jendren

I’ve planted lysimachia this year Jacqueline - must keep an eye on it. Thanks for the warning.

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Diane76

Beautiful 😍 Have you had any rain lately? We are dry as bone for about a fortnight now and streams are getting very low.x

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rachelbrooks

And with the hosta! A lovely trio!

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awomanonabike

Have you planted this purple leaved one Nicola or the green leaved one? The green one is even more of a thug 😳 @jendren

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awomanonabike

We had some yesterday and overnight on Friday but didn’t get much. I think it’s been very random. Hardly any in May at all 🤔 @Diane76

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awomanonabike

Well spotted 😂 Thank you! @rachelbrooks

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Denise16

Beautiful 😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you! 😊 @Denise16

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jendren

Hopefully I’m ok. I’ve planted punctata Alexander. I’ve read up on it and it says it’s a less aggressive form. I’ll be keeping a close eye on it thanks to your warning.

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awomanonabike

I’m sure you will be Nicola 👍 @jendren

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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awomanonabike

OK, it's maybe not looking at its best but neither would you if I'd cut your hair. At least I can now see daylight

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