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bensgarden

Small narrow garden behind a family house with an even smaller fish pond in a village in the middle of Europe. It's a great place to relax.

Hedera helix

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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bensgarden

#detail of the #englishivy #flowerhead in #fullbloom . #hedera #hederahelix #flowering #close-up #macro

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awomanonabike

Fabulous detail 💚

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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bensgarden

#ivy is preparing its #flowerheads fof the new season. #hedera #hederahelix #flowering #ivyflowering #buds

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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bensgarden

The last phase of #ivy #flowering. I made this photo of the #seedpods a couple days ago. Now there is nothing. @leaskp1 @moorna #hedera #hederahelix #ivyflowering

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leaskp1

Wow, very interesting. Did it take all winter for the seeds to develop? Thanks for sharing

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gjones

I never knew that english ivy formed seed pods that look like little nuts! Very interesting😊

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moorna

Thanks for sharing this with us. I have never seen this before. They do look a bit like nuts 😆

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bensgarden

You're welcome @moorna @leaskp1 @gjones. I added #ivyflowering to all my feeds about this so you can see all phases easily. It began to #bloom in the late summer and #seedpods were there all winter until mid spring. But not many blossoms have reached this stage.

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leaskp1

I will have to enjoy your ivy from afar. It is very invasive here so I won’t be planting any but it’s very interesting to see the seed development. Thanks for educating me. 😃

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moorna

I do have ivy (actually, it's my neighbours') but I prune it so often it probably won't have a chance to flower. Invasive it is! Before, I had a whole fence so overgrown with ivy, my garden was half the size it is now 🤔

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bensgarden

You are absolutely right Marianne @moorna, Ken @leaskp1. It grows really fast. Ivy mainly covers the huge shadowed neighboring wall in my backyard where I have to cut it at least once a year if I don't want a yard one meter smaller 😉. But still better than just that boring wall. But it doesn't bloom here. The pictures are from another plant on the yard that hasn't been pruned for several years. It probably needs 'older wood' and maybe more sun for flowering.

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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bensgarden

Some buds are starting to open. @leaskp1 @moorna #ivy #hedera #hederahelix #flowering #ivyflowering

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moorna

Wow, that's fascinating, I have never seen it before!

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leaskp1

That is new to me too. Thanks for sharing Benjamin. 👏🏼👏🏼

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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bensgarden

Here's how the upper part of the plant looks from a greater distance. @leaskp1 @moorna #ivy #hedera #hederahelix #flowering #ivyflowering

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moorna

Wow, never seen this before 😆 Thanks for the photo update @bensgarden

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leaskp1

Cool, I've never seen this either. It's very unique. Thanks for sharing @bensgarden

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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bensgarden

Ivy is preparing for flowering. #ivy #hedera #hederahelix #flowering #bestofaugust #ivyflowering

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leaskp1

Wow, I've never seen that before. Very interesting. 😮

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bensgarden

It blooms just on the upper parts where is enough of sunshine and plants are more than twenty years old. I'll document the progress. @leaskp1

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moorna

Never knew they could do that! Looking forward to see how it progresses

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