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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.

Gazania splendens 'Sunshine Mixed'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2020
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bluefox23

I’m so pleased these #gazania #grownfromseed last year overwintered well. Beautiful big blooms. I’m having rubbish look growing anything from seed this year. #sunshinemixed

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kez001uk

They’re looking great and you’ve had the same ones make it through winter that I did 😁 funny you should say about seeds, I’m struggling too! The early ones I sowed did ok but ones from late April have barely germinated - 30+ varieties and so far only 1 single sunflower has germinated 😐

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alan1111

I'm having a bad year when it comes to seeds. A couple of things have done really well but most 😕

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bluefox23

@kez001uk @alan1111 I’ve had another (possibly final?) attempt at sowing seeds today! 🤞🏼

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alan1111

Wishing you all the luck in the world Alison 🍀🍀🍀

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 hope they’ll all do well for you this time 🤞🏻

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bluefox23

This #gazania #sunshinemixed flower is going over but still beautiful 😊

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kez001uk

Gorgeous! Love this mix ☀️😍

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bluefox23

#gazania #sunshinemixed #flowerbud I have a lot of these developing

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kez001uk

Woooooo 😁 it’s a lovely mix 😍

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bluefox23

#gazania #flowerbud #sunshinemixed

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bluefox23

#gazania #sunshinemixed mulched #advice Will this be ok outside or should I overwinter I’m in my greenhouse/shed? 27/10/19

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carolgs

Think it depends where you are in the country, down south its OK to leave out

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bluefox23

@carolgs I’m in Gloucestershire, on a hill!!! Might put this one in greenhouse and others that are in troughs can take a chance!

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sieveheadsarah

I also brought these inside last year and they were fine, I did put a couple out too early and the frost got them, again would like to know what others do.

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jaynehynesburton

Mine always come back

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bluefox23

Ok thanks. Will have a think about what to do with the ones in troughs then! @sieveheadsarah @jaynehynesburton

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sieveheadsarah

If you have favourites then I'd bring them in, I still think I'm going to dig mine up that I planted out as I'd be gutted if they didn't cone back year.

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bluefox23

It has opened!! Maybe moving it to get earlier sun did it, or maybe it was just its time! Either way I am ecstatic!! 🤗🤗😂 @kez001uk @sieveheadsarah 20/09/19 #gazania #sunshinemixed

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sieveheadsarah

Woo hoo, it's a beauty Alison 😍👍🏼

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bluefox23

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I came home and saw it had opened!! So sad!! 😂😂 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

It is exciting Alison, I'm the same 😀👍🏼😂

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 and well worth the wait! It’s gorgeous 💛🌞💛 I get just as excited! Boggles my mind that all that beautifulness was in a tiny seed 🤯 stunning 😍

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bluefox23

It is definitely an awe and wonder moment! 😊 @kez001uk

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gjones

It's beautiful. The center has so many interesting layers!

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bluefox23

Yes it’s quite mesmerising! @gjones

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bluefox23

Another 10 days on and I’m still waiting!! 😡😡😡 #gazania #sunshinemixed 20/09/19 @kez001uk

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bluefox23

@sieveheadsarah Are yours as slow as mine to open up?

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sieveheadsarah

They are Alison 💤💤 is it in full sun??

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bluefox23

Only the afternoon. I might have to shuffle the pots around. Mind you, I have a couple that get more sun and they haven’t even got any buds on!! @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I love them but they don't ever seem to have many flowers on them, it's a good job that when they do flower they're pretty impressive. Yep, move it into a sunnier place Alison and see what happens, I do remember that the first year I grew them from seed they were very slow/late to flower, this year they were much earlier.

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bluefox23

I've moved the trough this one is in now, so I'll see what happens! Hopefully they'll be a bit quicker next year! @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Fingers crossed Alison 👍🏼 I've just been out and dug up my 6 small ones and put them in a pot together, so they can now be in full sun, the things we do for plants!! 😂😂😂 I'll post a pic.

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 not any longer though 😉😉

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bluefox23

@kez001uk 💤💤💤💤🙄😂 #gazania #sunshinemixed 10/09/19

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kez001uk

Hurry up 🙄😴🤣

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bluefox23

I spy a #gazania flower on its way 🤗 20/08/19 #sunshinemixed

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kez001uk

I grew this one too 😁 only had 2 flowers so far though 😂 yours won’t be long 😛

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bluefox23

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

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librarian

Got some of those forks growing in my pots too 😆

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bluefox23

05/05/19 Sorry cataloguing #seedling being potted on #grownfromseed #gazania #sunshinemixed

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bluefox23

Sown some more seeds 20/05/19

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bluefox23

#gazania #sunshinemixed #seedlings #grownfromseed cataloguing progress. Another couple of seeds also look like they’ve germinated. 05/04/19

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bluefox23

More seeds sown 12/04/19

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bluefox23

A single #gazania #sunshinemixed seed appears to have germinated overnight 30/03/19

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bluefox23

cataloguing #gazania #sunshinemixed seeds sown 23/03/19 packet says germination 12-21 days

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sieveheadsarah

I grew these last year, they're lovely 😍

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bluefox23

I loved seeing photos of these last year so was inspired to try them this year 👍🏼 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I managed to overwinter some of mine 😀 but I've bought more seeds as I loved them so much! 👍🏼👍🏼

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bluefox23

Ooh I’ll remember that 👍🏼 @sieveheadsarah

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