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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/

Pittosporum

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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jacaranda

I’ve had the greatest difficulty posting anything today as I keep being timed out. Is there a problem @ukgardentags @teamgardentags 🤔 #foliagefriday #pittosporum #flowerbuds #evergreen 💚

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pelly

Mine has been fine 🤔

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philstalder

I was not able to access any posts other than my own for 2 days. I restarted my computer and it’s working now.

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jamesdep

@jacaranda I had the exact same problem last week, I had to log out and back in again and it seems to be fine since then. :-)

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davosteel74

Lovely. I miss my pittosporum’s 😔

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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jacaranda

I thought I’d include this in #treetuesday to show that with a little imagination (and not a great deal of skill 😂) you can transform an ordinary shrub into something more interesting. #pittosporum #shaping #feature #mygardentoday 💚

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jacaranda

Swipe ⬅️ to see the various stages in its growth and shaping 💚

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charlotte

Gosh. Impressive

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sho47

Great job, Barbara @jacaranda 👏😍

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pelly

Love that idea 👍😘

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crabby58

Beautiful view

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sharonhayden

Great idea - I’ve raised the canopy on a few of my shrubs- I saw it when I went to NT gardens a few years ago - as established shrubs get wider and wider

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jacaranda

I do it to lots of mine, Sharon, especially those towards the back of the border as it gives me more planting space 👍😘 @sharonhayden

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jendren

Great job Barbara. That looks really well.

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jacaranda

#newgrowth on the #pittosporum This is such a versatile shrub especially during the winter months when it sparkles in the sunshine ☀️ #evergreen #evergreenshrub #variegated #mygardentoday 💚

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jacaranda

A frosty start this morning but it brightened up by the afternoon 💚 #foliagefriday #frostyfriday #pittosporum #evergreen #mygardentoday 💚

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ukjohnny

... morning Barbara

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jacaranda

Morning John.......oooops, it’s afternoon now! 😂

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jacaranda

I have a berry/seed on my #pittosporum 😃 If I put it in a little pot do you think it will sprout? 🤔🤞 #seed #propogation #mygardentoday 💚

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pelly

It's got to be worth a try Barbara 👍

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sharonhayden

Think it will take a very - they’re slow 🐌

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juliesgarden

Always worth a go 👍🏻

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jacaranda

Thank you ladies. I’ll pop it into a little pot tomorrow and then keep my fingers crossed!!! @pelly 😘 @sharonhayden 😘 @juliesgarden 😘

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jacaranda

I think this could do with another trim! Swipe left to see #howitallstarted #standard #pittosporum #evergreen #creativepruning #mygardentoday 💚

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charlotte

Wow. That's grown quickly

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jacaranda

It’s a great subject for shaping and pruning, Charlotte 💚 @charlotte

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jacaranda

Another job ticked off the list ✔️ It might need a bit of tweaking over the coming days but the general shape is fine. #pittosporum #keepingbusy #mygardentoday

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brightcolours

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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brightcolours

#pruning #beforeandafter

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prettylittleimagez

Great work 👏👏👏

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midnightgardener

The shape is lovely now. Nice and neat 😊😊🌼🌼💚💚

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debs69

I didn’t realise this grew so big 🤔, looks so neat after its trim 👍

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jacaranda

Thanks Debra. It responds well to pruning so it can be kept to the size and shape that you want. 💚 @debs69

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debs69

Thanks Barbara , that’s worth knowing @jacaranda 😉

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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jacaranda

It’s generally regarded as a foliage plant but in the spring you’ll see tiny burgundy flowers appearing. #foliagefriday #pittosporum #burgundyflowers #evergreen #flowerarranging #mygardentoday

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sieveheadsarah

Aren’t they lovely Barbara 😍

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Leonplantaddict

I used to have a variegated one & the fragrance from those little flowers was amazing! 😍

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jacaranda

They are, Sarah, a real delight! @sieveheadsarah 😘

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jacaranda

Maybe time to get another one, Leon? When we’re able to get out and about, of course!!! 🤣😘 @Leroybe

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Leonplantaddict

@jacaranda yes unfortunately not much room for one now,but I think there is a small one called Tom Thumb? So when I get the chance you never know! 😊

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jacaranda

There are one or two small ones, Leon, and even the larger ones can be kept in check with careful pruning. 👍 @Leroybe

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jacaranda

These are the tiniest flowers and so insignificant that unless you get really close you could miss them. #pittosporum #upclose #purpleflowers #mygardentoday 18/04/2019

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kez001uk

They’re a gorgeous colour. Love the dark against the glossy green 😍

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bigemrg

Ah brilliant! Dad has one of these in his garden and neither of us knew what it was! 😀

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jacaranda

Happy to help, Ian 👍 @bigemrg

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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jacaranda

The deed is done! With the help of my garden mate Sabina @frootjuz we have transformed an ugly out-of-control shrub into something far more interesting! It will be a #workinprogress for quite a while but at least the process has begun. #pittosporum #pruning #mygardentoday 21/05/2018

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Which is the squirrels head.....😉😘

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sieveheadsarah

Looks fab 😀👍🏼😀

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jacaranda

Wait and see, Elaine, wait and see 🤣🤣 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom 😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@jacaranda I can’t wait..🤣🤣

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lexijane

Well done Barbara. Hope you’re taking it easy now 😘

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pelly

Great job Barbara and Sabina 👍👍

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jacaranda

Thanks Lexi. It was great fun to create and the only problem was knowing when to stop 🤣🤣 @lexijane

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lexijane

😂😂 bless your heart. I bet you’ll sleep well tonight 😴

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jacaranda

Wish me luck! Tomorrow I’m going to attempt to prune this #pittosporum as it’s grown far too big. I haven’t yet decided on the shape but it could be triangular or round. There again I might take the lower branches off and try to get an umbrella shape or a lollipop shape. #mondaymotivation #pruning #howbravewillibe

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brighton

Ooh good luck with that, pictures plz @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Will do @brighton

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awomanonabike

Sounds like a mug of tea is required 😉

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brighton

Or a bottle of vino @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Maybe just a glass at a time 😉😂 @brighton

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rachelbrooks

How about a topiary squirrel Barbara? 🤔🐿😉😘

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pauline33

Oh decisions decisions have fun 🤗💕💕

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pelly

Good luck and please post the result Barbara 👍👍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I once done a dog but only me knew it was a dog..😄😄

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jacaranda

I've never seen flowers on my #pittosporum before so I had to snip this small branch off so I could admire the tiny flowers at close quarters! #teenyweenyflowers #whatasurprise #mygardentoday

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franshinegee

They're really remarkable.

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jacq1075

Gorgeously deep Barbara!

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karolk

They smell beautiful don't they? 😍💜💜

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