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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We took a break from NGS openings in 2021/22 but we’ll be back in 2023!

Eucomis

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jacaranda

On a mooch around the garden this morning it was good to see that some plants are looking marginally happier after the small amount of rain we had yesterday. We’re supposed to have a downpour this afternoon so I have everything crossed!!! The #eucomis is flowering beautifully with eight little pineapples. #white #pineapple-lily #containergarden #looking-for-the-positives 💚

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joanboston

That’s a lovely colour

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gjones

That’s so pretty!

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jacaranda

@joanboston @gjones Thank you! The flowers are quite small but they’re so intricate when viewed close up.

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vec

We’re still awaiting todays storms and downpours 🙄 Not a drop despite our amber warning. As per usual it’s skimmed past us

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jacaranda

We’ve had a couple of very light, very short showers but the predicted downpours are nowhere to be seen yet! It’s so frustrating 😡 @vec

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vec

Just had a lovely 30 minutes plus of heavy steady rain. My dad lives less than half a mile away and had a light shower but now has blue sky and sun. It’s so localised. It can stay trapped over my garden as long as it likes

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pelly

How lovely is that 🤍🤍🤍. I really hope you get some rain very soon ☔️😘

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italydiva

Things are on the up Barbara, hope springs eternal! Sure more rain will follow soon. Lovely to see this pretty little eucomis rising to the occasion 😀

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jacaranda

Absolutely zilch this afternoon! There were grey skies all around us but nothing came our way. 😢😢😢 @vec

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jacaranda

@pelly @italydiva The rain seems to have passed us by today. What little did fall this morning wasn’t enough to fill an egg cup 😢😢

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pelly

It sounds like we were very lucky here then. I can imagine how you are feeling 😢😘

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jacaranda

Another day for positive thinking especially when I see the developing flowers on my pineapple lilies. So delighted with these as I’ve never grown them before. #eucomis #pineapplelily #containergarden #newtome #mygardentoday 24/07/2018

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jadojado29

Morning Barbara @jacaranda Wow that was quick to get those flowers I’m sure you only posted a few days ago & they were just ‘pineapples’ so to say must have a look at mine although having said that I have walked past them this morning & didn’t notice any flowers but I could have still been asleep 😂 hope you have a lovely day Barbara 😘

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pelly

Morning Barbara, I really must have these for next year. I'm afraid I'm struggling with this positive thinking lark 😂😂😂

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awomanonabike

Fab! Once they start they really get going don’t they. Must go and have a closer look at mine. Definitely worth trying Jane @pelly PS You were the answer in Guardian cryptic crossword clue yesterday Barbara 😬

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jacaranda

I’m intrigued, Jacqueline! What was the question 🤔 @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

😂😂 Drink containing calcium and root of acacia tree = Jacaranda, apparently 😬

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jacaranda

I posted the pineapple pic on July 15th so they’re definitely fast growers, Suzie! They’re not very tall (about 25cm from base to tip) and I have to admit that I thought they’d be bigger, but maybe the weather has something to do with it. Have a good look at yours as there may be a nice surprise waiting 🤣🤣 @jadojado29

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jacaranda

Come on, Jane, you can do positive if you try hard enough 🤣🤣 Your garden photos are always beautiful so I’m sure you’ve got plenty to be positive about 🤞👍😘 @pelly

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jacaranda

I didn’t know that! Interesting 👍 @awomanonabike

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pelly

I know, but when I said that I’d just seen my first Zinnia opened up and it’s a very poor specimen, it upset me as out of all the seeds I did, this was the one I was most looking forward to seeing Barbara. I’m back on track now, we’ll almost 😍😍

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awomanonabike

I was surprised by their size too Barbara but I think they are usually that small 🤔

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ublaszko

Jacqueline, no crossword spoilers 😁😂 Now I can wow my partner with my knowledge when we catch up on yesterday's crossword 😉 He'll be so impressed 😂😂😂 @awomanonabike

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jacaranda

I’ve never grown these before but I was inspired by all you lovely GTags people to give them a go. I potted them up quite late and I wasn’t sure if I’d get any flowers this year, so I’m over the moon to see these little buds!!! #pineapplelily #eucomis #containergarden #nevergiveuphope 15/07/2018

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fisherman

Yours is a bit further on than ours, hopefully we will get beautiful pineapples!?! It is the first time we have grown these as well, ours are in a pot.🌾🌾🌾

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jadojado29

Evening Barbara @jacaranda I was the same as you inspired by other GTs last year 1st time I am growing them just able to see the flowers now but I also was late so surprised they have flowered 👍😘

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jacaranda

As we’re newbies at growing these we’ll have to compare photos as the summer progresses @fisherman @jadojado29 👍👍😘😘

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valjones-hughes

Same here Barbara. The wonders of garden tags!

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jacaranda

Post photos of yours, Val, so we can compare 👍 @valjones-hughes

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awomanonabike

I’m new to these too. I bought some bicolor for £££ then picked up some of these ones for pennies in #mozzersclub 🙄 Mine are at about the same stage as yours Barbara

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