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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.

Primula polyantha 'Stella Champagne'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2023
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bluefox23

And she’s back #polyanathus #stellachampagne

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bluefox23

So glad this has come back! #stellachampagne 😁 #polyanthus

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charlotte

That's pretty

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kez001uk

Yay! I do adore this one 😋

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hkyfvr

Lovely flowers 😍

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bluefox23

#stellachampagne @kez001uk it’s back 😁 #polyanthus

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 yay! 😍 I really do love this one 💖🍾

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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bluefox23

#polyanthus #stellachampagne #pink

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kez001uk

Stella still looking pretty 💕

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bluefox23

Especially for @kez001uk 😊 #stellachampagne #polyanthus in the sun

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lilybee

That's fabulous Alison, so many flowers 💕

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kez001uk

Oh I do love this 😍😍 can’t believe how many flowers you’ve had on it this year 🌸♾

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh thsts a pretty pink 😍

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queruqui

Lovely colour 💮💮💮

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bluefox23

Thanks @lilybee I can’t believe how many flowers it’s for this year

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I know you love it 😃 it’s a stunner this year

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bluefox23

@gjones thanks 😊

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bluefox23

@angiecrazycatlady Thanks. It is pretty and changes shade depending on light

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bluefox23

@queruqui thanks 😀

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bluefox23

#stellachampagne #polyanthus full of flowers

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kez001uk

Love them more each time you post them 😍🥂😍

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ublaszko

Wow, these have turned out fantastic Alison 😍😍😍 Gorgeous! (And notice Kerry likes frilly flowers now 😆😆😆😂) @bluefox23 @kez001uk 😜

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lilybee

So pretty 💕

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pelly

I have this and it's beautiful. Thanks for the name, my one wasn't labelled Alison 💞💞💞

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DeborahBanks

So pretty 😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’m expanding my tastes - to ALL plants 🤣

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ublaszko

😂😂 You'll be pleased to know I love my new daffodils 😲😲😲😜 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@ublaszko all this subliminal colour bashing from gts gardens is having an effect on you!!! 😉

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ublaszko

Either that, or the egg toast I had for breakfast 😂😂

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I’m loving the amount of flowers on it at the moment 😊

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bluefox23

Thanks @ublaszko they are pretty stunning at the moment! Nothing eating the petals!

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bluefox23

#stellachampagne #polyanthus looking good #februaryblooms

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kez001uk

Love this one 😍

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bluefox23

It’s looking good at the moment 😊👍🏼 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 just noticed the colour of the buds 😍 think I might go on a hunt for this one 🤭

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bluefox23

#wintercolour #stellachampagne #polyanthus

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pelly

That's a pretty one Alison 💞💞💞

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Very pretty 🌸🌸

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bluefox23

These didn't look like they were going to come up a few weeks ago so I'm pleased they're flowering well. 😊 @pelly @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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kez001uk

Yay! They’re back 😁 love the colour of these 😍

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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bluefox23

#stellachampagne #polyanthus 27/02/19

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kez001uk

My favourite 😍🍾

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bluefox23

#winterwonders #stellachampagne #polyanthus @kez001uk 😁 19/01/19

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Mikekally

Love this colour! I think all mine from last year have perished, not seeing them popping up yet

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ublaszko

This is a lovely colour 😍 I only have one primrose but it's a very bright one. Much happier with it than my pansies.

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bluefox23

Thanks @Mikekally 😊 it is doing great for a 25p clearance plant

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bluefox23

@ublaszko I really like primulas of all sorts and some of my older ones aren't performing well. So that's why I am pleased with this one and my new one. I have remembered I do have some seeds too!! 🙈

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ublaszko

😁😁 Perhaps try dividing your older ones to revive them. I noticed my one got woody in the centre in the 3rd year and I just separated the green growth with roots from the old growth.

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bluefox23

Yes I probably should. A few of my troughs are looking a bit tatty so at some point I need to sort them out, especially with the millions of seeds I’ve got to grow!! 😂 @ublaszko

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kez001uk

I love this! It just keep on going too 🤯 beautiful colour😍

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bluefox23

#polyanthus #stellachampagne #winter 23/12/18

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bluefox23

Can’t enough of these ‘Stella!’ Flowers #stellachampagne #polyanthus 04/12/18

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Denise16

Now I'm saying 'Stellaaaa' in my best Marlon Brando😃

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kez001uk

The colour is just so unusual, so pretty 😍 how is your mum doing Alison? (Hope you don’t mind me asking)

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bluefox23

@Denise16 😂😂

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bluefox23

@kez001uk thanks for asking Kerry. 😊 my mum has seen her consultant who is happy with his removal of cancerous growth, and he said she will be checked by CT scan every year for next 3 years to check the smaller growth on other kidney and if come back on same one. (15% which seems quite low) so she's just getting herself back up to speed physically now. However unbelievably my partner is now having to undergo tests to make sure the pain he's been getting, isn't kidney cancer!!

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bluefox23

@kez001uk How crap is life if it throws this at me now!! So I'm not really feeling the Christmas spirit at the moment.

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terrimclaughlin

I’m so sorry to hear your going through this now and one thing positive is it sounds like your mother has had some good news and I don’t want to seem selfish or over step but sometimes we have to stay positive and be strong for your partner and mother and speak positive I know it’s hard but many reports say it helps the one who’s ill so u stay strong pick some beautiful flowers bring them in the house and let us know how those tests turn out. Life can get so bad we start to question things

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terrimclaughlin

Hopefully many people on GT will say a prayer for you I believe God hears our prayers but we have to keep asking for his help. I was once very close to death drs. Called my family to come 3 specialist said I wasn’t going to make it but one thing was I never thought I was going to die I don’t know if that mattered and Frank always said I needed to come home and here I am 12 yrs. later. I hope u get good news 🤔😔🙏🙏🕊🕊

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bluefox23

@terrimclaughlin Thank you 🙏 I know I need to be positive and strong, and hopefully I will be if the worst news comes but I think I’m still in shock and I’m not as resilient as I would like. I know everyone has trials to deal with. Sorry to hear about your difficult time and I’m very glad you’re ‘still here’! Love my plants, they are so good for positive thoughts and health 😊

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terrimclaughlin

Well your right and to hear things back to back is never easy especially when it’s people you love!! Let’s just hope for the best. Try to have s a good day 🤗🤗👍🏻🎄⛄️

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bluefox23

I thought you’d agree!! 🙄😂😂 @scaryskates

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 I’m so happy for your mum Alison 😁☺️😁 such great news for her and your whole family 😀 I just wish for you that it was the relief you needed after all this time. You really don’t seem to catch a break 😔 it’s a worrying time as you know too well but I’ll be wishing the best for your partner as I did for your mum 😊 I hope you all get the good news you deserve 😘

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bluefox23

#polyanthus #stellachampagne looking lovely 18/11/18

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anges

Lovely colour 🌸

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bluefox23

Thanks @anges it looks better now there’s several flowers open but the stem still not as long as I imagined but flowers are coming further out than they were! 😊

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anges

Yes it looks a little taller 👍😁

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kez001uk

They’re such an unusual colour. Love them 😍

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bluefox23

@kez001uk I really like it, so subtle. Another bargain buy 💕😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 gotta love a bargain! And even better when they’re this pretty 😁

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bluefox23

#polyanthus #stellachampagne flower just open but not on a long stem like I was expecting!! 07/11/18

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kez001uk

That’s a gorgeous little flower 😍

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bluefox23

Thanks @kez001uk I had to get my phone at such an awkward angles to take this!! Don't know why it's not producing long flower stems! 🤷‍♀️😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 they do like to hide 😂 some of mine don’t grow on stems, they sit in the foliage. Always wondered why that is. Maybe someone on here knows 😜

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anges

@bluefox23 @kez001uk I think there are lots of different types - some do have long stems, these don't though. Depends on the variety I think ladies. ☺🌸🌸🌸

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kez001uk

@anges I always thought primrose sat in the foliage and polyanthus were on stems. Least I know that’s not so 😜 thanks Ange 😁

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bluefox23

@kez001uk that's what I'd thought which was why I was expecting this to have long stems! It is my first flower on it though as I bought it at end of spring. Thanks for info @anges other pics of this show some stems though! 🤷‍♀️ either way it is very pretty!! 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 perhaps the stems come with age? It’s all so confusing 😂

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bluefox23

Time will tell! @kez001uk 😂

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anges

@bluefox23 @kez001uk Oh maybe it will get a long stem if you've seen them like that 😀 I don't know then. I know some do n some don't. Need to find out for sure now 😁

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anges

@bluefox23 @kez001uk Maybe they'll develop longer stems as they keep growing etc.... ☺ You will have to keep us updated now 😊

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kez001uk

@anges @bluefox23 I’m sure we’ll find out eventually 😂

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bluefox23

#polyanthus #stellachampagne Is this a flower bud? Looks very different to my primroses! I know they’re different (same family) but does look odd?! 🤷‍♀️03/11/18

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valjones-hughes

Think it is Alison. I’m finding that quite a lot of the late flowerers are producing ‘deformed’ buds.

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bluefox23

@valjones-hughes Will see how/if it develops further!

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bluefox23

My #polyanthus recovering from the Drought and putting on new growth. Will flowers be next? 😊 23/09/18 #foliagefriday #stellachampagne

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ublaszko

Fingers crossed! Just a word of advice, remove mulch and dead leaves around them as they're prone to powdery mildew and crown rot. Let air around the leaves and crown to keep healthy and spray with fungicide if the weather is mild and humid. 😊

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Naomi126

👌📸👌👀👌

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bluefox23

It looks like it needs an iron doesn’t it!! 😂 @gjones

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bluefox23

@ublaszko Ok thanks for the tip! I’ve gone from mulching nothing to mulching everything!! 😂😂

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bluefox23

@Naomi126 Thanks 😊

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ublaszko

Definitely no organic mulch on plants susceptible to crown rot so none for primroses/primulas, peonies, cyclamen. That's the ones I can remember off the top top of my head. 😊 I've started mulching beds as well this year but have not been very systematic with it 😅 One thing I found the hard way last year is that if you mulch on top/around tulips they end up getting ravaged by snails/slugs because these monsters hide underneath the mulch. Best to leave out mulch if bulbs are loved by snails 😅

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bluefox23

Got it! Good job you said about bulbs as I was wondering whether to mulch over where I plant them!! @ublaszko I'm learning so much on here! 👍🏼😊

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ublaszko

I only found that problem with tulips. The other spring bulbs were ok. It's useful to get tips from the community 😊

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bluefox23

#cataloguing. Bargain at homebase. Wish I’d bought a few! 04/05/18 #polyanthus #stellachampagne

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jeatacake

Wow! Great bargain 😯

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bluefox23

@jeatacake I know! They had loads. I should have bought more! Running out of space though!

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jeatacake

Ha ha. I know that feeling very well! 😁

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