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italydiva

Love all things to do with gardening 🌸🌿🌼

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2022
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italydiva

Morning everyone, once autumn is underway you can always rely on the #skimmia to add interest to the garden #evergreen #ajoct22

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juliesgarden

Love them ❤️

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pelly

A brilliant all year interest plant 😍😍😍

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italydiva

Hardy, reliable and evergreen, what more could we ask for! @juliesgarden @pelly

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hebelover

Was Rubella a jab at school??🤔

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italydiva

It was indeed Jason….this variety is by far the better of the two! 😆 @hebelover

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italydiva

Morning all, it’s been very cold overnight. Haven’t yet checked on the garden to see what the frost has done. Not sure I want to! 🫣 #skimmia #evergreen #autumn #ajoct22

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anges

It's quite cool here but no frost 😅

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italydiva

Hope it stays away for you Ange. I hate having to put away my plants 🪴 @anges

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pelly

The forecast gave 3 degrees here last night but there was no sign of a ground frost thank goodness. I hope your garden is ok 🤔💚❤️

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richard.spicer.7906

It certainly was cold, although couldn’t see a frost just yet. I think I’ll have to move some plants this weekend ready for winter. Lovely skimmia!

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juliesgarden

Pretty cool for here Angela down to 3c last night 🥶

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Was chilly here this morning but it’s lovely now….so doing a bit….😉

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italydiva

Thank you 😊 Panic over! Think I’m fixated on temperature due to deciding when to start the dry storing process for my ensete! Fortunately no ground frost. Ensete okay too. Looks like we’re in for temperatures above 5 degrees for the next week, so that’s good! 😅 @pelly @richard.spicer.7906 @juliesgarden @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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richard.spicer.7906

If it’s any consolation, my Ensete is still outside even after this week and looks fine too, although may be hating me after the last couple of cold nights 😂 - should be ok for alright for a couple of weeks now it’s warmed a little.

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italydiva

Thanks Richard. As you can probably tell, this will be my first year seriously endeavouring to overwinter my Ensete. I did manage to over winter the “little stick” last year in my coldframe (surprisingly) not really knowing much about it. Now it’s grown to a decent size with a girth of over 60cm I’ve become seriously emotionally attached to it! 😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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italydiva

Keep changing my mind on the best option as I don’t have a greenhouse. Tending towards dry storing at the moment. Never watched the daily temperatures so much in all my life! 😅🤣 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

No probs! I’ve had mine about 6 years now I think, it’s huge this year. I dry store it too, it lives in a pot, I then hack all the leaves off leaving just the trunk, and then move the pot to the garage where it stays in complete darkness till March/April time. I haven’t tried the shed before as I’m not sure it would be as insulated as the garage, but def wouldn’t keep it in coldframe or glasshouse as too risky.

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italydiva

Flower heads now opening #skimmia #skimmia-japonica-rubella #wildlifewednesday #macro #close-up

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debs69

Wildlife too 🥰

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anges

Absolutely gorgeous! 💖🤍💚

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pelly

I love the skimmias when they start flowering. Mine isn't far behind yours 💕💕💕

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hebelover

Great picture ❤

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italydiva

Well spotted Debra...it’s not that easy to spot amidst all that colour 🪲 @debs69

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italydiva

Thanks Ange, I just love the different colours and forms on this flower head 💚🤍💖 @anges

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italydiva

Me too Jane, it’s such a lovely shrub. Something to look forward to...they look great when there’s a combination of both buds and flowers 💕💕 @pelly

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italydiva

Thanks Jason! 😀 @hebelover

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italydiva

#skimmia #skimmia-japonica-rubella #buds #macro #up-close #red

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italydiva

Frosted skimmia #skimmia #skimmia-japonica-rubella #frost #evergreen #winter

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lilybee

Great picture Angela 💕

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anges

Fab photo! 😍

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italydiva

Thank you Sue and Ange, I love how the frost has turned into little icicles on the buds and leaves. @lilybee @anges ❄️❄️

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pelly

Beautiful photo Angela 💗💗💗

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Looks beautiful..❄️👌🏼

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DeborahBanks

Hi Angela, hope you are ok

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italydiva

Morning Deborah 👋 Thanks for checking in. It’s been a tough three months having lost 3 family members and a very close friend. That said, I’m looking forward to when things start to pick up in the garden....it always brightens the day! 🌱 🪴 🌸 😊 Happy birthday Deborah....hope you have a wonderful day! 🎂 🥳 xx @DeborahBanks

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DeborahBanks

Thank you Angela. I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. That's awful, bless you you've had a truly awful time of it. I'm sending you a sunshine flower hug xx

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italydiva

Here’s wishing everyone a better 2021, health, happiness, continued pleasure in your gardens and something closer to “normal” x #skimmia-japonica-rubella #skimmia #evergreen #red

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kaporyash

I can't believe this how much pretty this bush is 😂 which camera 📸 did you used ?

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lovemygarden65

@italydiva Same to you Angela 👍 lovely photo 💚❤️💚

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debs69

Full of promise 💕

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hebelover

That looks stunning 😍 Happy New Year to you and yours Angela, missed seeing your pictures and ❤

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DeborahBanks

Beautiful

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pelly

Hi Angela, lovely to hear from you again. Happy New Year to you too 💗😘

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jacaranda

Great to see you on GTags again, Angela. I hope you had a good Christmas. I’ve got everything crossed for a better year! 🤞👍😘

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lilybee

That's spectacular, happy new year to you and good to see you back

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italydiva

Thank you so much @kaporyash It was taken on my Apple X phone 😊

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italydiva

Thank you Marilyn! @lovemygarden 😀

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italydiva

Thank you so much for your very kind comments, it’s lovely to be back on GT. I hope you are all keeping well and I look forward to watching your beautiful gardens spring into life this year 😘 x 🌱🌸🍃🌼🌷@hebelover @pelly @jacaranda @lilybee @debs69 @DeborahBanks

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italydiva

#skimmia #evergreen #closeup #macro

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DeborahBanks

I must try and remember where I planted mine. Its only a baby so its not waving at me.

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italydiva

They take a little while to establish but once it gets going you won’t have to go looking for it 😊 💞 Love the winter colour, plus being an evergreen too is a bonus @DeborahBanks

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DeborahBanks

I bought 4, I think they’re dotted about

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italydiva

That will be something to look forward to...lovely! 😀 @DeborahBanks

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hkyfvr

Very pretty 💕❤️🍁

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italydiva

Thanks Diane 😊 @hkyfvr

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hkyfvr

Always welcome 💕🍁

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hebelover

Fantastic picture 📷 ❤

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italydiva

Thanks Jason, the close up makes them look like little polished orbs. Love the way close ups make you notice details you would otherwise not have noticed @hebelover

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italydiva

Nothing says autumn quite like a #skimmia with its red buds #red #evergreen

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pelly

That puts my little one to shame 😱😂😂

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italydiva

I bought this when out with my Nan over 28 years ago Jane. I grew it in a pot for quite a while but it didn’t do very well. Since it was planted in the border it has really thrived and is quite a size now 😊 @pelly

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pelly

I originally had mine in the border but it got very sickly as my soil is wrong for it. It is growing, but very slowly 🙂

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italydiva

I think I’ve been lucky. Mine is in a raised bed with 2 evergreen magnolia trees in it. The pieris I planted in the same border is massive. They must enjoy being cosy and cramped! @pelly

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philstalder

Wow that beautiful Angela. 😍

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italydiva

Thank you Phil, it’s certainly a lot happier in the border 😊 @philstalder

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philstalder

And fragrant too? Bonus. 👍

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italydiva

Sadly no fragrance to this one Phil...that would have been the icing on the cake! 😊 @philstalder

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italydiva

Here comes autumn #skimmia #evergreen #foliagefriday #red

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pelly

Quite scary how quickly this year has gone isn't it 😱💕💕

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italydiva

I agree Jane, each passing year just seems to go faster! @pelly

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ublaszko

I was thinking exactly the same thing just a minute ago when I looked out of a window and tree leaves have already started turning red.

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italydiva

Yeo, you can definitely see the change setting in now Urszula @ublaszko

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italydiva

Cataloguing #skimmia #skimmiajaponica #skimmia-japonica-rubella #evergreen #foliagefriday

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