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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

Hope these make the thistle stage before it gets too cold ☺️

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cee

Aren't you going eat it😲? @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

No its ornamental! 😂 @cee

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cee

Are there different varieties of Globe Artichokes? Because the Globe Artichokes my sister has grown are edible and delicious😊😊 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

No it is edible but I've grown for the thistle that's comes as they go to seed 😁 @cee

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cee

👍🏻👍🏻the flowers are lovely, although it would be in my pot quicker than you can say thistle🤣🤣 @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

#green 💚💚

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hayleyaj

Lots of heads on these, means lots of #thistles for our 🐝 friends to feast on 😁 #seedgrown

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hayleyaj

Oh my! Can you see it?! I have a rather large bloom forming! Hard to believe that this huge plant grew from one teeny tiny seed this year! And it's going to get bigger and bigger! 😁😁😁

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vec

I had one and had to take it out Hayley. It was a monster 👹

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hayleyaj

Laura, you sent me these seeds didn't you? ☺️ @columbiariver

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hayleyaj

I'm happy to have a monster Julie! Given I've tried numerous times until this success with seeds ☺️ @vec

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vec

Don't say I didn't warn you when you decide its too big and you want to try and dig out the root 😂🤣😃😋

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hayleyaj

Ha ha!! Well I'll happily admit defeat then and give you a shout to sort it for me!! 😂😂 @vec

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vec

Oh no you don't. They'll be no #iblamejulie on this one 😛😛😛

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hayleyaj

No I won't blame you, but as you've experience of "the roots" 😱 then you know how to dig out! 😂😂😂 @vec

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vec

Brute force, give up and ask Mr vec 😁😋😀

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hayleyaj

Ok what's his number?! 😂😂😂 @vec

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vec

😂😂😂

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columbiariver

I did! Fantastic! Yours is the first to flower! Very cool! Mine is getting there slowly. Thanks Hayley! Tom, check it out @tkept

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hayleyaj

Love the leaves on these. Silver tinged green 😍#seed grown

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ShelleySnyder

Love all the different leaf textures there Hayley!💘😍

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vec

Looking fab Hayley 😍

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hayleyaj

Love the leaves 💚💚💚

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hayleyaj

Also growing well! 😁 @columbiariver 😍

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sventress

@hayleyaj have you grown these before?

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hayleyaj

No it's the first time, I want them for my Tropical bed as the leaves are so architectural and the blooms fab for #bees @sventress

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sventress

Ah cool @hayleyaj first time growing for me too!

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hayleyaj

Ooh let's compare notes on progress Sean 😁 @sventress

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columbiariver

This is about the size of mine from seed too Hayley. I hope they have time to blossom well. I also bought one for safe measure...

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hayleyaj

They are fast growing Laura (apparently!) 😂😂 @columbiariver

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linfoster

Hope you have the space they grow huge!

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hayleyaj

I know Lin! Part of my #tropical bed plan 😊 @linfoster

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linfoster

I grew them at my allotment

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davefoster

Great plants. I’ve had mine for about 4 years and they never disappoint.

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hayleyaj

It's there honestly! A tiny baby! More in other pots in the greenhouse too, but found this one poking her head up today 😁😁 @linfoster

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linfoster

Ooh 😀

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greenfinger14

Oh yeah I just about see it 👍🤣

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hayleyaj

It's huge! 😂😂 @greenfinger14 @linfoster

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linfoster

Measurements please 🤨

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hayleyaj

OMG! I'm so excited! For 3 years I've tried to grow these from seed for their ornamental appeal! And I now have seedlings poking through! To dark to take a pic in greenhouse tonight but will post one when I can see it in daylight! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😍😍😍

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elsie

I grew echinops last year but they didn't flower and they are back again this year so I'm hopeful 😊

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hayleyaj

I have a couple of Echinops in the garden. Mine didn't either but looking good this year. These globe artichokes can grow up to 5ft! @elsie 😁

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elsie

Exciting times 😊

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greenfinger14

Love this can’t wait to see

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Keely

👏👏👏 yey

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juliesgarden

Yaaay result ! 👏👏👏

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terrimclaughlin

👍🏻👍🏻🤗🤗😅😊💕

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cheshire

How exciting 😃well done for your patient , worth the reward.

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linfoster

Well done 👍🏻

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columbiariver

I'm so excited for you!

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hayleyaj

You sent me these Laura! When they are sustainable plants I'll tag you my lovely! 😍 @columbiariver

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