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hayleyaj

Always loved to potter in the garden but only really in the last couple of years, have I embraced it by redesigning our space and growing from seed

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hayleyaj

Keely, now I've taken the cosmos out you can see this as it is, a flowering bush! Still lots of blooms to open on this, one plant 😁 @Keely

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ShelleySnyder

Oh my Hayley! That is so gorgeous!💘😍

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hayleyaj

It's is big too Shelley! Grown from a small seed! Never been able to let one do it's full thing! Usually single stem due to@planting location. But this is a summer shrub! 😁 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! That's impressive!💘😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It’s lovely does it need supported ...

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hayleyaj

The main stems I have because of the high winds and it's on the edge of a path so we keep getting spiked! Otherwise no I wouldn't have 😁 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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Keely

Gosh that's one plant oh yes def sticking to cosmos dwarfs this would be far too big, i am going to just do lots of zinnias, cosmos sonata and nicotiana next year for front border as moving alot of the taller perennials from side border under front window so won't have as many gaps next year 😄 well that's my plan no doubt buy more plants to put in 😂😂

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hayleyaj

If you can find room for just one, to do it's thing, do. It's just flowers and flowers 😁 @Keely

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valjones-hughes

Like the look of this!

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suerichards

That’s a beauty Hayley @hayleyaj 👍😍

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terrimclaughlin

@Keely your already thinking about next year. I was doing the same thing this morning!!! Those spider plants are one of my favorites I’m going to do a little corner with the purple and pink ones. I’ve been having to carefully watch the seed pods but it took mine a few weeks but when that pod seam gets a little yellow and I can see the bumps from the seeds ..... my seeds slid right out😊💕

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AlisaJ

It’s not often I claim to like spiders, but I definitely love this kind! 💖😬

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hayleyaj

Keely, if you're thinking of growing these next year, make sure you've enough space for them to perform fully. They are like a flowering shrubs given the chance. Mine have multiple flower stems and are huge! 😁 @Keely

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ShelleySnyder

Sure are pretty!💘😍

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Keely

Oooh error thanks for that looks like I will be passing on those will stick to cosmos sonata I think the mirabalis have taken over this year may have to dig a couple out! 😮 Can never get front right!

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hayleyaj

They grow huge Keely given the chance! I'm loving them but keep getting spiked when I walk past as they've moved over the path! 😂😂 @Keely

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hayleyaj

I've pulled up a few nicotiana that were swamping everything 😌 @keely

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Keely

I just keep cutting nicotiana back down to next shoot as I do like them shame they close during day though smell gawjus at night ordered the mic pink seeds for next year oppose to all green and will keep on top of nipping out so they don't take over 😁💓💚💓

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hayleyaj

It's the leaves keely! Size of shovels!! 😂😂 @Keely

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juliesgarden

Wow 💖💖

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hayleyaj

Aren't they just divine? 💕💕💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh wow 😲 they’re amazing 💞💞

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ShelleySnyder

Ooooooh! They are divine!💘😍

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suerichards

Wow that’s gorgeous 💖

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plants

Pretty 💕💕💕💕

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terrimclaughlin

And the good thing is they give off tons of seeds. Just watch them so u get them right before they pop open 😊💕

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Keely

They are lovely hayls must do some next year 💕💖💕

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hayleyaj

I think they are my favourite this year. Lots of foliage too with more buds throughout the plant 😁 @Keely

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Keely

Which variety did you do hayls? 😘

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hayleyaj

I'll check the seed pack and let you know 😁 @Keely

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hayleyaj

They are Colour Fountain @keely 💕

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hayleyaj

This is how they should look! Big leafed, multiple flower heads on stems, not the tall spindly ones that I've grown before. I know they look like wacky bacci! 😂😂

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Keely

They look lovely 💓💖💓

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terrimclaughlin

I just love them!!! First year for me but I’m watching those seed pods so I get them just in time. Alittle challenge here in Texas but I’ve found a small spot. Their sooo beautiful 😊💕

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hayleyaj

Oooh I now have #purple ones too! 💜💜💜

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nessas

Wohooo 🙌🏻 I killed all my purple ones 😭😭

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hayleyaj

Why? @nessas 😂

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hayleyaj

How gorgeous is this #twotone Cleome!! 💕💕💕

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carolgs

💕💕💕

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Keely

Beautiful 💖💓💖

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hayleyaj

Gorgeous #hotpink bloom just opening 💕💕💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Intriguing...💓👌🏼

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linfoster

Wow that’s lovely 😊

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hayleyaj

Starting to show themselves 🕷💕

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ShelleySnyder

So very lovely!💘😍

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nessas

Have you sniffed the leaves 🤪🤪

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hayleyaj

Yes and tried to smoke them Nessa! 😂😂😂 @nessas

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nessas

🤣🤣🤣🤪🤪 that good eh 🤢🤮

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hayleyaj

Well after believing I was a 🥕 yes I'd say so! 😂😂😂😂 @nessas

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nessas

A carrot I’m confused 🤷🏼‍♀️😵😵

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hayleyaj

Smoking it (weed) hallucinating!! 😂😂😂 @nessas

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nessas

On the bandwagon now fatal mistake thinking your a frog 🐸 bloody freezing and slimy that pond 🙄😂😂

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hayleyaj

😂😂😂😂😂 🐸 @nessas

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nessas

Pity all the water jumped out as I went in 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️😂😂

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hayleyaj

Looking forward to sowing these beauties, just hope my success rate is better than last years white ones! 😄

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charlotte

I have always wondered what Mrs Fothergill does whilst her husband is busy collecting seeds.

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hayleyaj

😂😂😂 @charlotte

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nessas

These are one of my favourites have seen some purple ones that I’m going to buy mmmmm they say scented I have smelt the leaves and they smell like those funny cigarettes that some people smoke 🤪

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hayleyaj

😂😂strange sense of smell you have Nessa! 🤥🤥🤥🤥 @nessas

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nessas

Honestly have you smelt the leaves 😵😂😂

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hayleyaj

I don't remember mine smelling of dodgy substances!! 😂🤣🤣 @nessas

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nessas

They do they do just wait and see 😬🤪😂😂

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hayleyaj

Can I roll the leaves then?!🤣🤣🤣😄@nessas

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nessas

You try it and let me know 🤪😂😂🤣🤣

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hayleyaj

I'm game!! 🤣🤣🤣 @nessas

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nessas

Your on 🤪😂😂😂

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hayleyaj

My only 2 successes this year! 😂 but so worth it! 😍😍

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jeatacake

Snap! I only got 2 to get to flowering stage too 😮

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hayleyaj

Seems to be a theme Jeff!! Others have had the same issue this year! Last year I had to cull mine and only chose 10!! 😂😂 @jeatacake

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Keely

Ditto two too 🙄 @jeatacake hmm think they have sold us seeds with all duds but two 😂😂😂

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jeatacake

Lol @Keely you might be right! 😃 It's very strange. 😕

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jeatacake

I have never grown them before Hayley. Maybe the erratic weather has not been to their liking this year?

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hayleyaj

I don't think it's that Jeff. Mine were sown and grown indoors like the previously year as I didn't have my greenhouse then! I just think maybe the seeds were old. These that successfully propagated were grown in my greenhouse and in record time compared to the 12 weeks they should take. Dud seeds I think 😊 @jeatacake

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jeatacake

My seeds were picked off plants growing in Thailand when on holiday there last year. I did susoect though that most were too immature to grow.

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hayleyaj

Well I tried my collected seeds and new ones!! So I've no idea 💡😂😂😂 @jeatacake

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terrimclaughlin

There so pretty the flowers look a lot like the Guara flowers but this one looks nicer because there thick with flowers very pretty

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ukjohnny

..i have some Hayley and the stems are thorny... ouch!!!

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hayleyaj

Strange! Mine aren't thorny more hairy but yes quite sharpe!! 😂😂😂 @ukjohnny

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hayleyaj

My only 2 that succeeded from #seed this year! 😂😂

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Keely

I only got 2 as well mine are pink 💕

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hayleyaj

I'm going to try pink next year but not good at all compared to last years seeds! 😂 @Keely

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Keely

Mine was mixed but the pinks are the lighter ones I like the hot pink ones 💗💕

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hayleyaj

Yes that's what I want too next year! Like you, lurvvve Pink!! 💕💕💕 @Keely

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hayleyaj

Following epic failures from all the seeds sown in April, I tried again beginning of June. Managed 2! Apparently they take 12 weeks to become viable plants and flower, well think I've upset the apple cart with that one, as mine are about 18inches high with flower buds forming in less than 8 weeks! 😂😂😂

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Keely

That's good going maybe sowing later in better weather helped them as mine did take about 12 weeks and only got 2 out of a dozen or so seeds 😣

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hayleyaj

I think it was my new greenhouse that did the trick! Did I tell you I'd got one?!😂😂😂😂 @Keely

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Keely

Must be hun yes and I bet it will be full to brim next spring too 👌👍😁

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hayleyaj

I've already started my perennials to plant out in Autumn 🤣🤣🤣 @Keely

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Keely

Your garden will look even more amazing next year 👌 I'm nearly there digging middle lawn over and adding grit so can soon order gravel to go down and add more pots 🙆🙆🙆

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pianomojoe

My first set of seeds failed too. They must like it later with more warmth and light 😄 looking good!

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hayleyaj

Can't wait to see yours when you've got it how you want it. Don't be afraid to make changes though once you've lived with it for a while. I did and still am!! 😂😂😂 @Keely ❤️

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hayleyaj

I grew them easily last year without a greenhouse! Same conditions, I think it could have been the seeds this year. So I bought some more and they only produced 2! But hey! I love a challenge! 😂😂😂 @pianomojoe

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Keely

I'm for ever changing it, neighbour laughs at me 😁

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nessas

Mine are the same Hayley grew loads last year in the plastic greenhouse only managed 10 this year....definitely bad seeds 😏

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hayleyaj

As Monty says "a garden is never finished"!! 😄😄 @Keely

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hayleyaj

I'm finding them everywhere! Love them about 2 1/2 ft high! 🐝😍

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