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icedance

Gardened all my life and have been working in horticulture since 2003, love plants and music among other things.

Ipomoea lobata syn. Ipomoea versicolor, Mina lobata

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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icedance

Just realised Mina has got it all going on #red #orange #yellow

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pelly

Fabulous Sam ❤💛❤

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icedance

Hi Jane I hope you're having a good weekend 😘. @pelly

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tn89uk

That's beautiful 😍

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pelly

Today was my only day off this weekend but we went to Easton Walled Gardens which was fabulous Sam. 15 years from a ruined estate to what they've achieved to date and still very much a work in progress. Fabulous 😀😀😀 @icedance

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icedance

Same here Jane .. that sounds like s good day I must look that garden up .. it was s lovely day I took my Stan for a nice long walk 🐶 🙂 @pelly

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icedance

Thanks Thomas took along time to come out but worth waiting for 🙂 @tn89uk

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pelly

Well worth a look , and if you get this way, let me know, we could have a GT meet Sam @icedance 😊😊😊

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tn89uk

Definitely worth the wait 😉

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icedance

I'd love that Jane will let you know for sure @pelly 👍🙂🙂🙂

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susanhumphrey333

Just noticed some flowers on mine. I hadn't spotted them as they are so teeny. Yours look so much bigger Sam ☺️

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icedance

Yay 😊 Mine was like that then whoosh off they go Sue 🚀 @susanhumphrey333

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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icedance

Mina and zinnia potted on 🙂

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rachelbrooks

Ah! glad to see you sowed the Zinnia in pots. I have too but it says on the pack to sow direct. Not that any of mine have germinated yet! 🙈 al looking good there though Sam! 👍🏼

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angiecrazycatlady

I've been porting on too, running out of the right size pots now, @rachelbrooks I often sow seeds in pots that day did direct, you can keep a better eye on them & they grow quicker 😊

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icedance

Read a lot of conflicting advice re these so gone with my gut instinct .. apparently don't like root disturbance but if o sow direct I don't think any amount of Strulch will keep the 🐌 off them or the little 🐶 @rachelbrooks suspect yours will be up soon these germinated after a week 🙂👍

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icedance

Similar problem here too @angiecrazycatlady 😱 eking them out and being ruthless .. only the strongest survive 🙂 very true much easier to manage and keep an eye on in pots Angie 🙂

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angiecrazycatlady

Isn't it hard to be ruthless though, I can't help but feel sorry for the weak seedlings 😂😂

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icedance

Yes Angie nearly shed a tear 😢 but know from experience the stress of keeping all my babies happy and healthy @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

Your as daft as me 😂your right though keeping weak plants never turns out well 😊

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icedance

Soppy as the come Angie 😂😂😂 @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

I didn't think they'd make it direct in my thick clay Sam and Angie. Can't even remember when I sowed mine now...maybe last weekend..? But they are outside so will maybe take longer to germinate @angiecrazycatlady

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icedance

You're quite right Rachel heavy clay can be an inhospitable environment for seedlings 🌱 @rachelbrooks

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angiecrazycatlady

I haven't got clay but I worry I'll get carried away with weeding & accidentally pull them out so apart from wild flower seeds I usually sow in pots 😊 @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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icedance

Mina lobata update

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rachelbrooks

Crikey! They're going great guns!! 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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icedance

They are getting a bit overexcitable @rachelbrooks 🎉Have mine in a deep root trainer hoping to not need to pot on and just plant straight out next month 🤞 they are in seed compost so next step is moving into greenhouse and then a drop of seaweed feed me thinks 🤔 yours went in later than mine Jason which was more sensible 👍 @Jasonsparkes1

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icedance

They sound strong then 👍 and that is my modus operandum do or die 🙂🙂 do you have a windowsill they can chill out on for a bit before they go out ? You probably won't need to give them anything I only am because they are so far on and there's virtually no nutrition in seed compost @Jasonsparkes1

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icedance

😂😂😂Bless them 🙂 @Jasonsparkes1

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ukjohnny

..is that that climber with the unusual flowers.. i've seen it somewhere but never grown it..( i put that that next to each other in that sentence..it sounded alreet in me heed) :-)

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icedance

😂😂😂 yes John it has hysterical 😭 flowers ,,, no seriously it has orange/ red flowers .. or I hope it will if I can get it through the next few weeks .. no idea where I'm going to put them all ??? @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

..it's that "that" that threw me for a minute ..but i do remember seeing the plant in flower and it's a real talking point.. look forward to seeing it in bloom.. it's sure to get plenty feedback

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icedance

It's a plant I have wanted to attempt for a long time very excited to see it flower all being well ... "that" that would throw me would throw me too 🙂 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

..hahaha ...my head hurts now ...

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icedance

Mine too grammar was never my strong point ... @ukjohnny

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