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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!

Cobaea scandens

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jacaranda

Oh dear, this is the debris from last night’s storm! The #cobaea growing along the trellis and up the drainpipe has been completely torn away and has ended up on the patio 😢 Luckily there’s another plant on the less windy side of the house and that one is untouched so I might get a few more flowers before the frost comes 🤞 #cupandsaucervine #stormdamage 💚

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cee

It was absolutely torrential wasn't it!! That's a shame😖 can you rescue any of the flowers to put in a vase?

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italydiva

Such a shame! This weather is wreaking havoc! 🥺

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jacaranda

When I picked the tangled stems up the flowers fell off 😢 @cee 😘

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jacaranda

@italydiva Last night was horrendous but this morning we have blue skies and sunshine!!! The joys of gardening 🤣🤣😘

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cee

😖😕

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pelly

Oh what a shame, its a good job you've got another one 🥰💜💚

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juliesgarden

It was a bit windy up this end of the channel too Barbara and the rain !!!

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Auricula

The destructive force of nature - glad you have a backup.

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jacaranda

@pelly @Auricula This one was by far the more vigorous of the two but having climbed almost to the roof it was in a very exposed position. 😢😢

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jacaranda

I couldn’t believe how windy it was last night, Julie 🌬🌬 @juliesgarden

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allhop74

😭

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jacaranda

Now they’ve got going the flowers just keep on coming! On this section of the euonymus-covered arch there are two flowers and two more buds and on the the drainpipe (out of shot on the right) there are two more flowers and about six buds. Time to get the ladder out to take more photos 😂😂 #cupandsaucervine #cobaea #climber #annual 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Worth the wait then Barbara 👍🏼😀 they’ll keep flowering until a hard frost too 😍

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midnightgardener

I hope you're joking about the ladders Barbara. Don't do it 💕💕

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flof1952

Still waiting for mine to flower Barbara ....lots of buds. Had to grow it in a pot because of moving ....wasn't happy at all but it's really taken off in the last month 🎉😍

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jacaranda

Definitely worth the wait, Sarah! 😍 @sieveheadsarah

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jacaranda

I’m serious, Chris! It’s the only way to get a good photo of the ones higher up 🤣🤣 @midnightgardener

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jacaranda

Yours will get there in the end, Pauline 👍 I have two plants, both in pots. One is romping away but the other one is slow to show any buds. @flof1952

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jacaranda

It’s starting to change colour! #cobaea #cupandsaucervine #climber #colourchange #mygardentoday 💚

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loveofplants

Looks amazing 😍

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jacaranda

I had to get the ladder out to take a photo of the first #cobaea flower on the stem that’s climbing the drainpipe! It’s from the same plant as yesterday’s photo so I’m assuming it will change to purple as it ages. #waitandsee #cupandsaucervine #cobaeascandens #climber #containergarden 💚

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pelly

Sounds dangerous Barbara 😳

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crabby58

Pretty. What are the ones below in the flowerbed that are green with white edges😊 I love the contrast

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jacaranda

This one wasn’t too bad, Jane, but I doubt if I’ll risk taking photos of any of the ones higher up 😳 I might have to persuade Brian to do that!!! 🤣😘 @pelly

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jacaranda

@crabby58 that’s actually the top of the arch which leads to the vegetable area, Thelma. I’ve trained Euonymus ‘Silver Queen’ up one side and across the top. I’ll post a photo later to show you. 👍

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pelly

😳😂😘

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crabby58

Thank you @jacaranda so pretty

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Auricula

Dedication😊

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jacaranda

🤣🤣👍 @Auricula

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loveofplants

I’ve just seen your next photo of its colour change its amazing 😍

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jacaranda

I can’t wait to see what colour it will be tomorrow, Claire! I think it will end up a dark purple 🤞 @loveofplants

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loveofplants

How lovely it’s fantastic how it changes 😍 but a real dramatic change as well

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jacaranda

I apologise for posting this again but it’s changed colour since yesterday and I’m fascinated by it! Who would’ve thought that a small flower could provide so much joy? #cobaea #cupandsaucervine #mauve #climber #grownfromseed 💚

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gjones

Thats a beautiful and interesting flower. Great photo too!

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cee

You can never post too many photos of these💜I just love them.

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jacaranda

@gjones Thank you. This one is just above head height so I can take a photo of it quite easily but the other buds are on a stem that’s climbing a drainpipe. It’s almost reached the roof so I don’t know how I’ll get photos of those when they flower 😳🤣😘

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jacaranda

I’m definitely growing more next year, Celina. I quite fancy the white one as well as this one so if I’m lucky I’ll have cups and saucers everywhere 🤣🤣 @cee 😘

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columbiariver

It's worthy of many pictures! It's absolutely lovely! 💜

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jacaranda

Thank you, Laura. I’m smitten!!! 🥰 @columbiariver

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flan1971

It was the first year I’ve grown them this year I was surprised too I thought I’d bought mixed seed #nevertooldtolearnsomethingnew 😂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I love how it comes out of its shell….

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cee

😆 a bit like me then. I've got 6, at different stages, all round the garden🤭😁

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jacaranda

Look what I’ve just found! My very first #cobaea flower! I was so intent on watching the buds on the right hand side of the trellis that I didn’t even notice that there was one already in flower on the left hand side!!! #cupandsaucervine #cobaeascandens #tuesdaytreasure 💚

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sieveheadsarah

👍🏼🎉😀

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gjones

Lovely

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ShelleySnyder

This is so gorgeous Barbara!💘😍

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Sephy

Wayheyyy!

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jacaranda

Yours looks more purple than mine, Sean. This one’s a bit insipid! @Sephy 😳

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Sephy

It comes on gradually, mine did anywho lol @jacaranda

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jacaranda

I’ll be watching it very closely now, Sean! 🤣🤣 @Sephy

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Sephy

Haha there soo worth it! Just need to get seeds from them now 👌 👍 ✌️ 🧘‍♂️ @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Have you managed to get seeds from them before? @Sephy 🤔

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vegandmore

I must grow this next year it’s lovely 😊

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jacaranda

It is, Christine, but it’s very frustrating to grow as it’s quite temperamental! 😏 @vegandmore

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jacaranda

I need to send some #mondaymotivation to my #cobaea plants! Please get a move on and flower!!! #cobaeascandens #cup-and-saucer-vine #latebloomer 💚

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sieveheadsarah

I bet there’s some higher up Barbara 🤔

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cjh123

I am still waiting for mine as well @jacaranda 😩

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jacaranda

The stem that’s climbing up the drainpipe looks as though it has quite a few buds, Sarah, so I need to get the ladder out and have a closer look! 👀 @sieveheadsarah 🤣

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jacaranda

They’re painfully slow, Carol! I’m running out of patience 😢 @cjh123

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sieveheadsarah

Be careful up that ladder Barbara 👍🏼 @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Ah well, plants never do what you want them to do! The idea was for the #cobaea to scramble along the #euonymus (which has been trained over the arch) and then for it to carry on along the top of the trellis (to the left out of shot). But no, the #cup-and-saucer-vine has found the drainpipe and is about to reach the roof! If it ever flowers up there I’ll never be able to get any photos!!! #climber #waywardplant #mygardentoday 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Oh wow Barbara, you should’ve put a This Way sign up 🤣😂

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jacaranda

I’ll try to remember to put one up next year, Sarah! 🤞🤣😘

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sharonhayden

Oh well - you’ll have to get the ladder out 😜😂

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jacaranda

It will need to be a very tall ladder, Sharon, although I don’t like heights 😳 @sharonhayden 😂

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sharonhayden

Don’t go mad Barbara 🤕

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jacaranda

If I’m not mistaken I have a bud on my #cupandsaucervine 🤞 #cobaea #climber #annual #grownfromseed 💚

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sieveheadsarah

How super Barbara, they’re so far behind this year, we need to hope the weather stays warm for a lot longer.

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jacaranda

Yes indeed, Sarah. I think the warmer spell is supposed to last for a couple of weeks but will it be warm enough for long enough? 😂😂😘 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I have everything crossed Barbara 🤞🏻

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jacaranda

#cupandsaucervine moved to the greenhouse to begin the hardening off process. I really ought to pot them on soon. #cobaea #annual #climber #greenhouse 💚

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cee

Oh they are looking fab👍

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jacaranda

So far so good, Celina 👍 I just need to decide where I’m going to plant them 🤔😘 @cee

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sieveheadsarah

They’re doing so well, can’t wait to see them planted out.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Mine are just the same...a word of warning a couple of my leaves have caught the frosty nights in my greenhouse even though I have heating coming on three times a night....apart from that they’re fine...

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jacaranda

Thanks for the heads up, Elaine 👍 I’ll watch them carefully 😘😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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sharonhayden

Oooh I just got the seeds - need to get going 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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flan1971

Hi Barbara, I was wondering if you have put your Cobaea out yet? I still have mine in the conservatory but I have been putting them out through the day, it’s the first time I’ve grown them

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jacaranda

No, still in the greenhouse, Joanne 😥 It’s been so chilly here that I didn’t want to risk planting them out but I’ll start hardening them off this weekend 🤞 @flan1971

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flan1971

Thank you @jacaranda I’ll keep them in a while longer

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jacaranda

Five weeks on from sowing the seeds and the #cobaea plants are looking good! #germination #annualclimber 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Fabulous Barbara! 😘

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solly1961

Doing well 🌱🌱🌱🌱

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jacaranda

48 hours later and we have germination on all four seeds! To say I’m happy would be an understatement 😂😂 #cobaea #cupandsaucervine #newgrowth #seedlings 💚

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italydiva

That’s incredible!

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awomanonabike

🙌 I tried growing them once but I don’t think our summers are long enough or my garden not sunny enough. Though I am tempted to try again 🤔

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sieveheadsarah

I’m still waiting Barbara 🤨

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charlotte

Wow. 🙂🙂🙂

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solly1961

I have similar Barbara, do you keep them in the warmth when that size or out in coldframe/greenhouse? 🌱

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jacaranda

Sorry, Angela, my post was a bit misleading 😢 The seeds were actually sown on February 3rd but I noticed one showing signs of life two days ago (swipe left to see) and now the rest have arrived! @italydiva 😘

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jacaranda

Mine were unsuccessful last year, Jacqueline, as I was late sowing them so I thought I’d try again this year, starting earlier! It will be trial and error 🤞👍😘 @awomanonabike

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jacaranda

Don’t give up just yet, Sarah! 😘 @sieveheadsarah

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awomanonabike

Good luck then. They are such an amazing plant aren’t they 🤍💜

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jacaranda

I think I’ve misled you, Charlotte 😳 It’s taken them two weeks to germinate (see post ⬆️ to Angela) 😘 @charlotte

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sieveheadsarah

I’m still hopeful Barbara and if they don’t germinate my Mum has just got some seeds so she’ll post me some to try. Where are yours from?

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jacaranda

I had to put the #macrolens on my iPad to take this photo as I was convinced I could see a #newshoot and I was right! Germination has only taken 13 days!!! I can hardly believe it 😳 #cobaea #cupandsaucervine #seeds #climber 💚

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sieveheadsarah

Woo hoo Barbara, I’m still waiting for mine to germinate 🤨

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

🥳🥳🥳 I’ve just repotted mine today they were very tall...🌱🌱

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@sieveheadsarah I can’t believe yours a haven’t germinated yet Sarah..I wonder why...🤔

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jacaranda

How long ago did you sow yours, Sarah? 🤔😘 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Me either Elaine 🤷‍♀️ @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I sowed them 27th Jan Barbara, I have 2 more seeds that I didn’t sow, just in case.

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@sieveheadsarah oh well you might have better luck with those two 🤞🏼😃

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jacaranda

That’s odd, Sarah. I wonder why they haven’t germinated? At least you have another two chances! Are you going to try again? @sieveheadsarah 😘

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sieveheadsarah

I hope so Elaine, although it does say it’ll take 21-30 days for germination, fingers crossed! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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sieveheadsarah

I think I’ll wait until the end of Feb Barbara and if they’re still doing nothing I’ll try the other two.

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jacaranda

Once the rain had stopped it was time to get into the greenhouse and sow some seeds! Four pots of #cobaeascandens done ✅ Let’s hope they germinate 🤞 #seedsowing #annualclimber #greenhouse #lockdown2021 #mygardentoday 💚

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cee

I did mine at the weekend👍

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juliesgarden

Must do mine !!

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richard.spicer.7906

Fingers crossed Barbara 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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midnightgardener

Good luck Barbara, aren't you good. Sewing seeds already. I'm waiting for March then I'll make a start 👍👍💕💕

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jacaranda

I’m already behind the likes of @sieveheadsarah and @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 🤣🤣 Elaine’s are popping up already 😳 @midnightgardener

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