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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Mandevilla syn. Dipladenia

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2022
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italydiva

Morning everyone 👋 New addition as I failed to overwinter my previous one successfully in the cold frame. #pink #mandevilla-pink #ajmay #mayflowers

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juliesgarden

Beautiful 💖💖

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hebelover

It's very pretty 🌺

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hkyfvr

Beautiful pink. I was wondering about your previous one as I bought mine just after you did. Sorry yours did not make it. Somehow mine survived indoors. It flowered for months but none yet this spring. It is pink too. 💗💕💞

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italydiva

Thank you Julie…hoping I can do a better job of overwintering this year 🤞 @juliesgarden

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italydiva

Thanks Jason. Will have to see if bringing it indoors over winter will work this year as the cold frame wasn’t up to the job. @hebelover

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italydiva

Yes, the cold frame was a bit of a gamble which sadly didn’t pay off. I shall have to follow your example and bring this one indoors this winter. My track record for bringing anything indoors isn’t great but I can but try! Glad you had success with yours. Hopefully it won’t be too long before it starts to bloom Diane 🤞 @hkyfvr

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jeatacake

I've loved these ever since I saw one in the US a few years ago but here I've had the same problem in getting one to survive winter. If I try again, I too will need to follow Diane's @hkyfvr advice. 😏

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hkyfvr

I am very surprised mine survived and did so well. She is outdoors basking in the sun today. I think it was dumb luck that mine survived. I was very surprised it did to be honest. 🤷‍♀️ @jeatacake.

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hkyfvr

Thanks Angela. It will probably flower closer to the Summer. Then it seems to flower right through till Winter. 👍😍

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pelly

Shame you lost last year's, it was beautiful but this is lovely too 🌸🌸🌸

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italydiva

They really are lovely. I think this will be my final attempt to overwinter. My motto is if at first you don’t succeed, try again, then if that fails, give up! 😆 @jeatacake @hkyfvr @pelly

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italydiva

Morning everyone, the sun is certainly making the colour pop today #pink #mandevilla-pink #brazilianjasmine

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Morning Angela…❤️☀️

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italydiva

Morning Elaine, hope you’ve got your shady spot in the garden sorted for a cuppa or maybe a glass of something later on? ☀️🍷🍹🍸 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh yes we’ve got several of those…..I think it’s going to be a scorcher so the hosepipe is at the ready…for the plants not me 😆well🤔 enjoy ☀️

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italydiva

Excellent, spoilt for choice! Thanks Elaine, you too ☀️😎 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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flof1952

Morning Angela. Beautiful isn't it but too oppressive for me unfortunately ....take care in the sun 👋🌞

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pelly

Morning Angela, it's looking glorious 💕💕💕

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italydiva

Yes it’s going to be a scorcher Pauline. I’ve already got my shady spot all sorted. If all else fails, it’ll be Indoors with a fan for me and Monty 🐶 Hope you can find a cool, shady spot. Have a lovely day 😎 @flof1952

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italydiva

Morning and thank you Jane, I really thought I might struggle with this one as it looks so tropical and delicate 💕 @pelly

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flof1952

Yes my shady spot is all ready too Angela ....enjoy your day and stay cool @italydiva 👍😊

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Jimfwhitmore

Lovely... my cordyline is heading for the scrap heap at some time. Thought it had recovered a little but looks dead again. Will ship it out come autumn

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italydiva

Oh no, how disappointing and it was such a beautiful cordyline too! I think mine may be okay but that may be because it was a much smaller one than yours. Been watering it loads and so far it looks as though it may be salvageable 🤞 Definitely won’t be fleecing it again this year that’s for sure. Do you think you’ll get another? @Jimfwhitmore

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italydiva

Still bearing up in the rain #julyblooms #mandelvilla-pink #pink

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kez001uk

So many blooms 😮 you’re definitely doing something right with this one 😍

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italydiva

I know…I couldn’t be more surprised! 😂 @kez001uk

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hkyfvr

These are stunning Angela. Love these flowers. 💗💕

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italydiva

They certainly pack a colour punch Diane! 💗 🥊 @hkyfvr

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pelly

Beautiful 💗 we only ended up with about half an hour's rain. It glorious out there now, oh and the washing is back out 🙄😂

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italydiva

Lol 😂 I’m in and out like a yo-yo! When it stops raining it’s really quite warm and humid out there 😅 @pelly

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italydiva

Slightly surprised this one is still alive! #mandevilla #mandevilla-pink #pink #bloom

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pelly

It must love its spot. The flowers are such a beautiful pink 💗💗💗

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anges

Lovely 💕💕💕

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italydiva

Thank you, it seems to be quite happy at the moment…but you know what it’s like when you’ve got a plant that you feel sure is beyond your ability to keep healthy and alive! 😆 I’m keeping absolutely everything crossed! 🤞🤞🤞@pelly @anges

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hebelover

I kept looking at these in Morrisons, not come across them before, are they fussy?🤔

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kez001uk

It’s looking great! 💗💕💗

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italydiva

Yes, I hadn’t seen them before and bought this one from Morrisons Jason. I liked the tropical look. It was indoors but said it was an outdoor plant. Was a bit dubious if I’m honest, but it will definitely have to come indoors over winter as it’s not hardy. So far so good with a weekly feed and just keeping the soil barely moist. I just tend to worry I won’t be able to keep something so beautiful alive! I shall need to sort a larger climbing frame out very soon. @hebelover

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italydiva

Thanks Kerry…so far, so good! 🤞 @kez001uk

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italydiva

Cataloguing - Bought from Morrison’s 11th May 2011 #mandevilla #mandevilla-pink #pink

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pelly

Beautiful 💗💗💗

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italydiva

@pelly I couldn’t pass by this beauty in Morrisons Jane 🌸💖 Morrison’s own price label said it was an “Outdoor Mandevilla”. Knowing nothing whatsoever about this plant and having subsequently looked it up, I’m not so sure it will thrive outdoors at the moment? I know it’s not hardy. Can anyone advise please? #advice #help

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sharonhayden

Wow that’s stunning 🤩

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pelly

Try @kez001uk I’m pretty sure she grows them 👍

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italydiva

Thanks Jane! 😀👍 @pelly

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italydiva

Thanks Sharon...it certainly caught my eye. No way I could ignore it and leave it on the shelf! 🌸💖💖 @sharonhayden

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anges

That's fab! I'd love one of those outside 💗💗💗

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italydiva

Just hoping Morrisons haven’t misled me Ange...it was on a shelf inside the store but it did say “outdoors” on the price label? 🤔 I’ve brought it indoors for now until I get some guidance as I don’t want to kill it off!! @anges

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kez001uk

It’s beautiful 💗 @pelly Jane, I have a couple of bougainvillea but only ever had, and killed, one of these 😂

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italydiva

Oh what a shame Kerry. In that case, in the absence of any other advice, any thing you would do differently if you had another one? 🤔 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@italydiva it definitely will need protected over winter and I think I overwatered mine too 🙈 seeing yours has made me want to give one another go 🤔

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