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Profile Image Carole Francis

carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Echinops ritro 'Veitch's Blue'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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carolecuttingitfine

Love how symmetrical these are 💙

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carolgs

Perfection in blue 💙💙

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2019
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carolecuttingitfine

#foliagefriday #frost #globethistle

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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carolecuttingitfine

The #globethistle are really taking off now after a couple of slow years.. have a lovely Friday everyone 😊

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pelly

Thanks, you too 💙💙

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carolgs

They give me such happy memories 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

@carolgs so many plants do don’t they? Souvenirs from days out with friends, plants bought in memory, gifted from friends, or just childhood gardens... hope you are recuperating well xx

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carolgs

Thank you yes it's just boring, stitches come out next Thursday, trying to be good but it's so difficult!!

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carolecuttingitfine

@carolgs good is boring as we know 😉😉

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

Oh love these - 2nd year and so many more globes! Happy Tuesday everyone 😊

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flof1952

Great photo Carole. Happy Tuesday to you too 👋😊👌

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nessas

Morning Carole super shot 💙💚☺️

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janric

Morning... I love these Carole saw some lovely ones at Kew on Sunday this is going on my wish list 😍 mind you not sure where I shall find room to put it 😆

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh thank you lovelies @Jasonsparkes1 @flof1952 and @nessas 😊😊😊 Awh hope you enjoyed Kew @janric last time we went was for the Christmas lights - they were AMAZING! And these are nice and high so can be under planted, so shouldn’t be a problem 😂😊

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janric

Loved Kew Carole thank you, need to go back and see more it was just too hot Sunday we were melting 😓 Christmas lights sound lovely maybe we will go back to see them this year 🤔 @carolecuttingitfine

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

My one and only globe on my #purple #globethistle 😂 - hope it survives the winter and produces more next year! Happy bank holiday Sunday 😊

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jpea

Definitely one for my wishllist @carolecuttingitfine its lovely

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carolecuttingitfine

Well hopefully next year it will be @jpea 😊the camera was on super zoom 😂

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angiecrazycatlady

They are really easy to grow from seed if you let this flower head go to seed. I got them everywhere as they selfseed all the time in my garden 😊

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh brilliant thanks @angiecrazycatlady I bought a little tuber in a packet and this is the extent of it this year! Do you save the seeds and sow them or let them self seed?

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angiecrazycatlady

I strates off saving seeds and sowing them as i only had one plant too, then the ones I'd down i planted in dry soil that wasn't as rich in nutrients as my other border and they love it and now self seed. If you plant them in too good soil the can get leggy and not produce as many flowers. So treat em mean to keep em keen 😂

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carolecuttingitfine

Ah thanks - that's sounds about right for my garden @angiecrazycatlady healthy neglect! I've high hopes for next year now 😂

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rachelbrooks

Well it's certainly done better than mine that I sowed! I resorted to buying some ready mades, so hopefully they'll spread themselves about a bit! 😉

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carolecuttingitfine

That's what I end up doing @rachelbrooks sow the seeds and if they don't succeed off to the garden centre! Hopefully next year we will both be awash with them!?

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rachelbrooks

Trouble is I've done it with several things Carole...I haven't got room as it is, so if they all decided to appear/self seed I'll be overrun! 🙈😂

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