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carolecuttingitfine

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

Pieris 'Forest Flame' syn. Pieris floribunda 'Forest Flame'

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carolecuttingitfine

Careful where you plant a #pieris 😱

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GardeningLady

Wowzers! That's stunning. I never knew they got that big 😳😍

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rachelbrooks

Bejeebus!! That’s mahoosive! (You probably already know that! 🙈😂)

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carolecuttingitfine

Thanks @rachelbrooks 😂😂😂 I thought it might be😂😂😂 not sure how old it is @GardeningLady but my parents had the house extended 35 years ago so it’s no older than that... 😂

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jeatacake

Oh boy, that's a monster of a pieris, but so beautiful too 😍👍

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GardeningLady

@carolecuttingitfine it is stunning though. Just love it x

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carolecuttingitfine

Arrived home after a lovely day at the beach to a fantastic sunset that spread a gorgeous colour over the #pieris - living up to its name! 🔥 have a terrific Thursday and here’s hoping for another gorgeous day in the #sunshine 😊🌞

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scaryskates

I went to the beech yesterday as well Carole 😆

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carolecuttingitfine

Tree hugging were you @scaryskates 😂?

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jpea

Just jealous now Carole 😂

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jpea

Just jealous now Carole 😂

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole , beautiful ❤️❤️

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angiecrazycatlady

That really looks like it on fire 😚

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nessas

Looking hot hot hot 💥💥

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pelly

Morning Carole, sounds like the perfect day. Have a great one 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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carolecuttingitfine

So much snow on the #pieris can’t believe it can support so much! We’ve had 30 hours of snow and it’s about 6 inches now! Looks so beautiful 😍🌨❄️⛄️ stay warm and safe everyone

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juliesgarden

Oh my goodness, you have had a lot! Stay warm and safe Carole , we’ve got nothing 👍

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carolecuttingitfine

Yes schools closed here as so rural it’s dangerous to travel and our lane is frozen so not able to get out again.. @juliesgarden

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juliesgarden

We’re so lucky here as the sea keeps us warmer so it doesn’t tend to fall or stay long I’d it does ! ☺️

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh I love the coast.. summer or winter @juliesgarden

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carolgs

Just started to snow here again now the children are safely at school!! 😂

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richard.spicer.7906

More?! Oh no, I thought it was supposed to be getting better now after the wkd - hope it thaws soon for you

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valjones-hughes

Same as @juliesgarden so our snow has gone too and we have a little sun but also a painful biting and very unpleasant cold wind now.

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carolecuttingitfine

Hope you got the children home safely @carolgs ?! We’ve had a big thaw today and managed to get down the lane by 5:30 but freezing again now?! And still lots about, managed a bit more sledging 😊

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carolgs

Yes thank you it stopped snowing bout 11.30 and warmed up to a massive 3° and it had pretty much thawed out by pick up ready for a freeze tonight. we didn't have enough for sledging this time sadly but the snow was better for snowman building and snow ball fights!! 😂 😂

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carolecuttingitfine

This #pieris has been amazing this year - Obviously loves neglect! Happy Tuesday and hope there's not too much damage from the cold!

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pelly

Morning Carole. 🙋🙋🙋

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @pelly hope you're not to chilly where you are! Have a lovely day 😊

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christineb

Morning Carole, beautiful pieris 💕 have a good 'un 😀

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pelly

It's bitingly cold but blue skies and sunny. I've got so much to do in the garden, so will be wrapping up warm Carole. 😊😊😊

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carolecuttingitfine

Once you get stuck in you'll soon warm up @pelly it's getting started that's the problem for me when it's cold! Thank you @christineb you too!

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jacq1075

Morning Carole! Staying inside today (son still poorly) but glad I cleaned the windows at the weekend as I'll be staring at the garden (instead of watching Scooby Doo reruns! 😝)

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pelly

Lots of layers on Carole 😂😂😂

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carolecuttingitfine

Awh bless him @jacq1075 duvet day for you both then - perfect day for it! Hope your son soon feels better

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jacq1075

Thank you Carole! I wish, a chance to catch up on the huge pile of ironing 😒

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gjones

Very pretty.

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rachelbrooks

Stunning Carole! ❤️💚

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carolecuttingitfine

The intensity of this colour is amazing! #pieris - happy Thursday - it's the new Friday this week! 😀

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jacq1075

Super Shiny and vibrant!!! 😲 Happy Thursday

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carolecuttingitfine

You too @jacq1075 - day of grandma duties and getting ready for a full house tomorrow for me..

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pelly

Stunning Carole ❤❤❤

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rachelbrooks

Stunning! So vibrant! 👌🏼❤️ happy Thursday! ☀️

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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brightcolours

Super! #stunning

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @Naomi126 @brightcolours @pelly and @rachelbrooks

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gjones

Wow!

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carolecuttingitfine

#pieris certainly living up to its name in the morning sun 🔥 happy Tuesday everyone 😊

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christineb

Morning Carole, it's a lovely photo 👌enjoy your day 😀

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linfoster

That's lovely really healthy looking 😊

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katgreen

Stunning 😍

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pelly

Morning Carole, that's beautiful. ❤❤❤

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susieg

You too Carole ❣️

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icedance

Wow 😳 gorgeous 👍❤️

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gjones

That's such a pretty shrub

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you lovelies @gjones @icedance @pelly @susieg @katgreen @linfoster @christineb it is huge about 20feet tall and very wide! It just seems to like that corner of the house! Hope you've all had a chance to enjoy the garden - just come in after an afternoon of "pricking out" and "potting on" it's a juggling act this time of year isn't it?

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icedance

It is a beauty Carole 😍 and yes it's a case of In out in out shake it all about 😂😂 without the Hokey Cokey bit 😂

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carolecuttingitfine

@icedance 😂🤣😂 I shall think of that tomorrow when I finish off 💃 💃 💃

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carolecuttingitfine

Careful where you plant these!? They can get a little big.. But at least you can't notice when I take some for flower arrangements!

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angipangi

@carolecuttingitfine What a stunning Pieris. Never seen one as big as that. It's a beauty. 👍🏻

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friss

Wow that is beautiful - one of my favourites - I have two but nothing like that 😀🌺🌸

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clickchick

Wow :)

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debrascott

What a giant. Lovely.

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Suz13

That looks beautiful & nice & healthy. U must have a good acid soil.

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