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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Canna 'Cleopatra' syn. Canna 'Yellow King Humbert', Canna 'Harlequin'

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jacaranda

She’s definitely #yellow 💛 Still only one flower stem but who cares when it’s as beautiful as this! #canna #canna-cleopatra #exotic #containergarden #sunshine #mygardentoday 💚

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ShelleySnyder

That's all mine got too Barbara! What a diva Cleo is!🤣💘😍

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful 💛🧡💛

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sharonhayden

It’s blowsy!

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midnightgardener

That's really beautiful 💛💛💛♥️

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jacaranda

Cleopatra is definitely a #latebloomer in #mygardentoday but she was worth the wait! ❤️💛 #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #redandyellow #exotic 💚

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hebelover

Morning Barbara ❤🧡💛🧡❤ Thats so beautiful 😍

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rhododendronmad

Beautiful! Love the colours!

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jacaranda

Morning Jason! I was beginning to think it would never flower but she’s doing a great job now. I can see at least two more buds so 🤞 that the promised warm spell will bring them out, too!! @hebelover 😘

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jacaranda

It’s an amazing combination, Linda, and probably my favourite Canna! @rhododendronmad 😍

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midnightgardener

Amazing! She's wonderful ♥️♥️💛💛

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ShelleySnyder

Fantastic! One of my favorite cannas!💘😍

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rhododendronmad

It would be my favourite too if I had one. 🧡

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jacaranda

She’s finally beginning to show her gorgeous colours! ❤️💛 #canna #canna-cleopatra #exotic #containergarden #redandyellow #worththewait #mygardentoday 💚

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hebelover

Fabulous colours

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gjones

Looks like she’s going to have fantastic colours💛❤️

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midnightgardener

Lovely colours ♥️💛

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vec

😍😍😍

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jacaranda

Oh Cleopatra, how much longer do I have to wait? #canna #canna-cleopatra #canna-cleopatraflowerbud #exotic #containergarden #mygardentoday 💚

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midnightgardener

She's making you wait, like my Agapanthus did. But when she flowers it's so worth the wait 💕♥️

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italydiva

You can’t rush a megastar....they’re always fashionably late to the party 😉

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lovemygarden65

🤔😴🙄

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jacaranda

Everything comes to those who wait! I have a flower on my #canna or at least I will have soon!! #canna-cleopatra #canna-cleopatraflowerbud #containergarden #exotic #patiencerewarded #cantwait 💚

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onefoxtwofoxx

Beautiful 😍

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rhododendronmad

Great news Barbara. 💕

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vec

It's a slow opener Barbara, still waiting for mine that I posted about a few days ago.... Drums fingers impatiently

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jacaranda

Thanks for the heads up, Julie 🙏 At least I’ve recorded the date the first flower spike appeared so it will be interesting to see how long it takes to open. Let’s hope I see something by Christmas 🤣🤣 @vec 😘

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midnightgardener

Good news, pleased for you ♥️♥️

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jacaranda

We have rain! It’s only a few drops so far but it’s wet. Cleopatra’s leaves have begun to wither in the heat but her flowers are still looking gorgeous 💛❤️ #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #exotic #mygardentoday 💚

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pelly

We had torrential rain yesterday with more forecast later. I'll send you some Barbara 💦

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jacaranda

Please send lots, Jane. My garden is desperate! We haven’t had any decent rain for weeks 😢 @pelly

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lilybee

Lovely pic Barbara, we had quite a bit of rain in Hampshire yesterday so hopefully it will get to you at some point 🤞

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pelly

We were the same until yesterday so I know how you feel 💦

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midnightgardener

Wow! That's beautiful Barbara ♥️♥️💛💛

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jacaranda

The forecast was for rain all afternoon but since the very light shower this morning the sun has come out and there’s not a rain cloud in sight 😢 @lilybee @pelly 😘😘

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pelly

It started here again about an hour ago 💦 I'm trying to blow it your way 😂

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jacaranda

Thanks Jane 😘 I’ve had to put the sprinkler on in one area as the plants are almost dead 😢😢 @pelly

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pelly

Hopefully they will revive and you will get rain soon 🤞

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jacaranda

#foliagefriday Canna ‘Cleopatra’ is all leaf and no flower 😢 Luckily the leaves are quite attractive 🤣 #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #mygardentoday 💚

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jendren

Very unusual leaves. I have three this year and only the littlest one has flowers.

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brightcolours

Very #unusual markings!

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Keely

Def split this one next year with loads of feed you'll have loads of flowers 😆

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jacaranda

It’s too wet to do any gardening so I’ve tidied Cleopatra’s foliage and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll continue to flower indoors for another week or so. Look closely and you’ll see my grown-from-seed Jacaranda to her right. ❤️💚 #canna #canna-cleopatra #jacaranda #indoorplants #toowettogarden 25/11/2019

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godfreye

Beautiful 🤗

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midnightgardener

Lovely photo. I hope it lasts for you ,♥️♥️

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jacaranda

I couldn’t bear to cut Cleopatra down when she still had a flower spike so I brought her inside and now she’s flowering! #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #latebloomer 19/11/2019

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pelly

What a beauty 🏵🏵

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juliesgarden

Beautiful ❤️

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jacaranda

I’m hoping for an #explosion of #latecolour from Cleopatra! #canna #containergarden #wishfulthinking #mygardentoday 05/11/2019

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’m sure you’ll get one Barbara...I can’t wait...😮💥

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suerichards

Wow 🤩

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jendren

She’s looking very healthy Barbara. Mine are all tucked up in the shed for winter

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jacaranda

Did you cut them back first, Nicola? @jendren 🤔

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jendren

I took them out of their pots, cut off the stems, cleaned off as much compost as I could. I’ve repotted some and am leaving others to dry. I did this last year and they all grew back. But I didn’t have great flowers this year. I think it was too wet here. Hoping for better next year Barbara @jacaranda

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sabbanrula

This is a great one to brighten up a corner. It will be stunning 😍😍

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jacaranda

Thanks Nicola 👍 Mine haven’t been caught by frost yet so I’m leaving them in their pots for a bit longer. 😍

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midnightgardener

Oooh she's very nice and that colour!!😊😊❤❤

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jacaranda

I will be so glad when today is over! Even Cleopatra looks sad and bedraggled 🙁 #canna #canna-cleopatra #thingscanonlygetbetter 24/09/2019

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charlotte

Been a soggy day ☹ but hope you are not sad about something more ?

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jacaranda

One or two hiccups today but things will look brighter tomorrow, Charlotte 😘 @charlotte

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midnightgardener

That looks massive Barbara. Yes it's been a really awful rainy day ❤❤

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sadieberg

Hope things are looking brighter today Barbara?

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jacaranda

The weather is still miserable and the garden is looking soggy and autumnal, Vivien, but I’m trying to see the positives in life. Not always easy! @sadieberg 😘

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sadieberg

Keep your pecker up 🤗

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jacaranda

Thanks. Your kind words have cheered me up no end 😘 I hope you have a lovely day @sadieberg

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jacaranda

I spy with my little eye........another flower spike on Cleopatra! #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #mygardentoday 21/09/2019

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

How exciting Barbara...

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jacaranda

She’s still standing but we have high winds to come so I might have to move her to a place of safety! #droplets #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #mygardentoday 09/08/2019

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jacaranda

Cleopatra, I think you are going to be stunning! 💛❤️ #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #mygardentoday 27/07/2019

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jadojado29

Afternoon Barbara @jacaranda I agree with you there looks Stunning already 😍😘

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lexijane

That’s so gorgeous Barbara. Definitely one for my wishlist 😘😘

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terrimclaughlin

Sooo many buds too!! Great👍🏻😊💕

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jacaranda

Gardening always has its ups and downs! My down was the leaves falling off my mimosa but this flower spike on my new canna is a definite up!!! It’s a really healthy plant with great leaf markings and I can’t wait to see what colour the flower will be. Watch this space! #canna #canna-cleopatra #containergarden #firstflower #mygardentoday 21/07/2019

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jendren

That looks fab Barbara. You’re beating me now. I think mine need some sun. We’ve had atrocious weather these last few weeks.

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DeborahBanks

Theres gorgeousness everywhere in that picture.

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vec

Wow that's a beauty 😍

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