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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. In 2012 we opened for the NGS. https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/26064/

Acanthus mollis

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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jacaranda

Earlier in the year I moved this potted #acanthus from an east facing position at the side of the house to a north facing position at the front of the house where it’s in almost total shade. It obviously likes its new home as it’s sent up four flower spikes, the most it’s ever had! #containergarden #bearsbreeches #mauveandwhite #happyplant #mygardentoday

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midnightgardener

Yes, it's happy for the move! Great result 💕💕

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joanboston

They are lovely, bit of a brute though

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sieveheadsarah

That’s great Barbara, I remember we talked about you moving it last year 😀👍🏼

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awomanonabike

That looks fantastic. I do like them but had never thought of growing then in a pot 🤔

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jacaranda

As Joan so rightly says, Jacqueline, they’re a bit of a brute so I thought it was worth confining them to a pot! It’s also been trial and error finding the right spot for them, as Sarah reminded me, but I think I’ve cracked it now! A very successful move, Chris. @joanboston @awomanonabike @sieveheadsarah @midnightgardener 😘😘😘😘

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lovemygarden65

That’s good to know Barbara as I’m always looking for something that will be good in shade 👍

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ukjohnny

...super shot Barbara

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

A great looking plant for the shade...👍🏼

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italydiva

Glad all your patience and perseverance has finally paid off. It’s great when something rewards you with more flowers 😀

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jacaranda

It was in part sun before but it didn’t ever seem happy, Marilyn. I actually thought that the north facing position would be too shady but obviously not. It’s a real architectural-looking plant, Elaine. @lovemygarden65 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😘😘

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jacaranda

Thanks John. It’s at the front of the house by a window so I opened the window and took the photo from inside looking out! 🤣🤣 @ukjohnny

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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jacaranda

Look, a flower bud! This #acanthus has been in the same position for quite a few years. It always produces leaves but never a flower, so to say I’m happy would be an understatement 😂 #cantwaitforittoflower #mygardentoday 18/06/2018

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh, you got a flower!! 😀👍🏼😀

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pelly

How wonderful Barbara, keep us posted 😍😍

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jacaranda

I can hardly believe it, Sarah!! And I’ll definitely keep you posted, Jane 👍 @sieveheadsarah @pelly 😃😃

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nessas

I bought one from GWL didn’t realise they can take so long to flower have admired @Jasonsparkes1 for ages so had to get one 😍

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jacaranda

I hope you have better luck than me, Vanessa, but it will be worth waiting for 🤣 @nessas

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valjones-hughes

Great news Barbara. Worth the wait.

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