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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

Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2017
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hayleyaj

Well I don't think they realise it's #winter ! All growing massively and producing lots of new leaves. Considering I had to cut 3 back to the base in Spring as the frosts got to them! 😄😄😄#foliage

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daisy-jane

Love these 😍😍😍

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hayleyaj

I hope these 4 manage to survive Winter, last year frost got all bar 1, but once cut back to the ground they've done wonderful to recover to the size they are this year. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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brightcolours

#melianthus

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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hayleyaj

Oooh look at the flower!! 😄

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ShelleySnyder

@hayleyaj ooooh!!💘😍

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carolgs

Wow I've never seen it flower 🌸 💕

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hayleyaj

Ladies and gents, one of my beauties has a flower spike coming, so if anyone would like seeds when ready, please just let me know 😃😃😃😃

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titchyfra

It looks lovely but I don't have the room ATM ,kind offer , thanks 😁

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hayleyaj

Let me know if you find a space! 😂😂 @titchyfra

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awomanonabike

How fabulous 👍🏻I've never seen it flower. I had a melianthus once but we then had the coldest winter in 40 years...

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lesliecole49

I'll take some, lol, but, postage would be ridiculous. :)

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hayleyaj

Just brrrrr!! 🕸🕸🕸 #frosty

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hayleyaj

Here you go Julie! Your baby will grow to be just like this!! 💚👌 @vec

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vec

Can't wait, I haven't looked it up yet, how do they cope in the cold?

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hayleyaj

Mine have been in the garden since youngsters and have coped with 2 winters so far Julie 👍 @vec

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hayleyaj

I wouldn't plant out now though I'd wait til Spring. So they can get established @vec 😃

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lovestogarden

You have a gorgeous garden!

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hayleyaj

Oh thank you! It's a labour of love!! 😊 @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

It shows!

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SylviaDavies

Lovely! Does it flower?

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vec

Thank you. Was going to wait until springtime ☺

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hayleyaj

Here you go Jeff, a pic of one of then in the garden, on the wet Sunday morning! 😃😃 @jeatacake

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vec

I like these. Already on my wishlist 😍

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nessas

Lovely photo Hayley 😍

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jeatacake

Lovely & big too! Thanks Hayley, much appreciated 👍👌😊

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hayleyaj

@vec really easy to grow from seed. 👍😃😃

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vec

Ooh are they... will look out for some then. Thank you 😊

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hayleyaj

Julie, I have some seeds if you'd like me to send you some? @vec 👍👍😃

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vec

That would be fantastic thank you Hayley. If you send me your address via email I'll send you an s.a.e julieannmoore@hotmail.com

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hayleyaj

Will email you now 👍@vec

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vec

Envelope ready for posting Hayley 😊

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vec

Could you make use of some echium blue bedder seeds Hayley ? https://www.sarahraven.com/m/flowers/seeds/annuals/echium_blue_bedder.htm

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hayleyaj

Ooh yes please!! Put your address in the envelope and I'll send you a sae 👍👍👏👏😃😃

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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hayleyaj

@jeatacake here's the ones the other side of the same bed 😀

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katgreen

Wow that looks fantastic 😆

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hayleyaj

@katmat33 grown from seed 2 years ago. They just keep on producing new incredible leaves 😍😀

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jeatacake

Wow! Fabulous 👌 You've convinced me. Outdoors it is then (next year)! 😁👍

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gjones

Love the leaves.

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heuchra58

Wow that is beautiful @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

@jeatacake here you go Jeff! Another pic to follow 😀

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hayleyaj

#foliage 😜

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heuchra58

Lovely foliage

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jeatacake

👍 I have one of these. I grew it from seed last year. It's only about a foot high & still in a pot. Is yours big & flowering?

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hayleyaj

@jeatacake hi Jeff, I grew all mine from seed. I had 6. Put one in a pot to see how it would fair, all flowered bar that one so relocated it to garden. They are about 5ft now and lovely. So structural and prehistoric looking! Mine are now in their 2nd year 😀

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jeatacake

Wow, well done 👍 They've done way better than mine. I only got 1 to grow out of the packet too! I feared it may not be 100% hardy here, so will overwinter in the greenhouse again & plant out next year I think 😊

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hayleyaj

@jeatacake where are you Jeff? They do prefer not being in a pot. Mine are in the middle bed so get plenty of sun and are exposed to the elements 😀

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jeatacake

I'm in St Helens, but have a large south facing border for it next spring! I dare not risk it outside just yet this winter. ⛄❄😀

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hayleyaj

@jeatacake you know your garden. Once established it will be fine I'm sure! 😀

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hayleyaj

Help me identify this plant, I call it a Megasorous as I'm sure it begins with M! Just can't remember...grown from seed and planted summer 2015, they grew all over the winter too

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clhoney143

I would love to know too it's lovely. I have a space for one of these #hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

It grow a big deep red flower spike that lasts forever!!

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titchyfra

At first I thought Mimosa but that doesn't have red flowers so now not sure @hayleyaj

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hayleyaj

#clhoney143 the flower is now producing seed pods, I will happily send you some so you can grow your own if you'd like.

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