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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis syn. Cleretum bellidiforme, Mesembryanthemum bellidiformis, Mesembryanthemum criniflorum, Cleretum cuneifolium, Cleretum limpidum

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bluefox23

#seedsimsowingthisyear #mesembryanthemum germination 14-28 days

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bluefox23

More sown 03/05

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bluefox23

#mesembryanthemum still going strong. Looks like the top one’s having a piggyback!! 😂12/09/19

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lesliecole49

They're so pretty.

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lilybee

These are so pretty Alison 😍

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kez001uk

You’ve had some great colours from these 😍

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bluefox23

Thanks @cyndi 😊

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bluefox23

@lesliecole49 I’m really pleased with them 😊

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bluefox23

@lilybee Thanks Sue, I agree 😊

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bluefox23

@kez001uk Yep really pleased. Some of them look like they’re dying out and I’ve not deadheaded for a week or so now!! 😬 but they really brighten up things 😊

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bluefox23

@richard.spicer.7906 First time I’ve grown them, and from seed, so really happy with them 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 most of mine have finished too but the foliage does turn some nice colours 😋

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bluefox23

Forgot to add my #mesembryanthemum for yesterday’s #pink By the way the ones I’ve circled in black were the ones that were red the other day!! They’ve changed colour and gone pink!! Not noticed any others change colour!!! 26/08/19

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kez001uk

You got some great colours 😋 those pastel ones on the bottom are gorgeous 😍 had a few last year but none this time 😜

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bluefox23

Thanks 😊 they just brighten everything up, don't they? Will they come back next year or are they more like annuals? @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I’ve never tried to overwinter them but think they’d get extremely leggy if you did. Could be worth an experiment though 😛

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bluefox23

I'll probably leave them and see what happens. I have plenty of seeds left and they germinated so well I should be able to get plenty more if necessary next year.

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bluefox23

#red I have a new colour of #mesembryanthemum 😊 24/08/29 @kez001uk 🙊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 oh I loooooove that one!!! 😍 have never seen that combination before 💛❤️ so lucky! I have daisy envy right now 😛

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alan1111

I love this plant the flowers are fantastic

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bluefox23

Even though I wouldn’t choose red and yellow flowers, I think it looks fab!

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bluefox23

@alan1111 Yes they keep flowering and are such vivid colours. First time I’ve grown them but one of my favourites now. 😊

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alan1111

I don't like the foliage but the flowers more than make up for it

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bluefox23

Very true the foliage is a bit strange!! @alan1111

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bluefox23

These have definitely been a #bestofjuly think this is my favourite variety of my #mesembryanthemum 01/08/19

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richard.spicer.7906

Very neon like blooms 👌🏼

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kez001uk

Gorgeous one 😍

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bluefox23

They really are. I love the vividness of all the flowers! @richard.spicer.7906

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bluefox23

Glad you agree 😁 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

Thanks @gardengirlla I think so 😊

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bluefox23

Ooh @kez001uk I have an orange one after all!! #mesembryanthemum 😁 23/07/19

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kez001uk

You have so many great colours 😯 looking lovely 😍 I just have pink still 😂

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alan1111

Gorgeous flowers so many colours 😍

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bluefox23

Oh! I wonder why that is Kerry?!! @kez001uk

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bluefox23

Thanks @alan1111 Yes the more that have opened, the more variety of colours I’ve noticed 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I blame them damn birds. Think they pecked away all other colours 😂 little 💩’s were actively biting bits off of my ivy today! 😠

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bluefox23

😂😂😂. Maybe the bright pink ones don't taste very nice! 😉😂 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 will have to plant them everywhere next year if that’s the case 🤣

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bluefox23

#mondaymotivation lots of #mesembryanthemum brightening up the day 15/07/19

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kez001uk

The variety is showing now 😁 so so pretty. Love the white one 😋

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ublaszko

The white one?? 😲 @kez001uk I think someone hacked Kerry's account 😆

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it’s been a bad day, I may or may not have written that whilst I was having a mini episode 🙈😂🤣

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ublaszko

Hope you feel more magenta and burgundy tomorrow 😂😜 @kez001uk

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Soph1e

These are such pretty flowers, they're so cheerful.

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bluefox23

Didn’t notice the white one till you said that! @kez001uk

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bluefox23

@Soph1e They really are. 😊

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jendren

These look great!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 it’s really pretty, not had one in mine before 😜

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bluefox23

Thanks @jendren 😊

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bluefox23

@kez001uk My mum has an orange one!! From seedlings I gave her! I’ve not got any orange ones 😅

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bluefox23

#collage of #pink #mesembryanthemum 💕 06/07/19

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kez001uk

You’ve got loads of colours now. Still only bright pink for me 🙄

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bluefox23

😁 I think my favourite is the top left one although I do love the vividness of the bright pink ones. The flowers don’t last very long though? The first flower already gone over! @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I agree, rhubarb & custard is the prettiest 😍 the flowers don’t last long but soon as one is done, another opens 😁 gets better as the weeks go on 😋

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bluefox23

Can’t wait!! 😁 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

I love this 💕💕 #mesembryanthemum #grownfromseed @kez001uk 😁

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kez001uk

The star in the centre is so cute! And gorgeous colour. So pretty how the pink and white fade into each other 💗

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anges

So do I 💟💟💟

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bluefox23

Didn’t notice the star till you pointed it out 😁 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

Thanks @anges 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 love little things like that, bits you don’t notice til you take a photo and look properly 💓

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bluefox23

I’ve taken photos of two others and they’ve not got the star!! @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 noticed in your photo today that only one had a star. Gotta check mine now 😂 looks like a rare feature!

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bluefox23

Ooh quite excited, I’m getting my first #mesembryanthemum flower 😁 I took so many photos and still couldn’t get my phone to focus on the flower!!! 30/06/19

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kez001uk

Snap! My first one opened today 😁 gonna be a great colour from the looks of the bud 😍

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alan1111

I really like these Alison some of the colours of the flowers are just gorgeous

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bluefox23

It was yours last year that made me want to have some this year 😁 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

@alan1111 yes the photos of them I’ve seen on here look great. Can’t wait for more to flower 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 yay! That’s made my day 😜 they’re great little plants but the foliage puts my teeth on edge 😂 squishy and rubbery weirdness 🤣

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alan1111

You won't be disappointed with them Alison. The flowers open in the sun so plant them in a sunny spot 👍

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bluefox23

Record of where I’ve planted some of my #mesembryanthemum seedlings. NB plastic cutlery to stop animals digging up the pots. 22/06/19

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bluefox23

05/05/19 Sorry cataloguing #seedling being potted on #grownfromseed #mesembryanthemum Not sure how these will do as the root system seems week on lots of these

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bluefox23

Cataloguing seed germination and growth 11/04/19 #mesembryanthemum

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bluefox23

cataloguing #mesembryanthemum seeds sown 23/03/19 packet says germination 14-21 days

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bandicoot

Loved these last year - flowered forever!

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bluefox23

Great @bandicoot I thought the photos of these on here looked lovely last year, so I had to have a go 👍🏼😊

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bluefox23

Germination evident 03/04/19

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