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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/

Rhodochiton atrosanguineus

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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jacaranda

#stillflowering even at the end of October! #rhodochiton #purplebellvine #hangingbasket #mygardentoday 29/10/2019

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midnightgardener

What a lovely photo 😊😊❤❤

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linfoster

That’s lovely 😊

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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jacaranda

I dodged the showers and nipped outside to see if I could find any #seedpods on the #rhodochiton flowers. Success!!! I will hunt for more tomorrow and bring them inside to dry off. When is the best time to sow the seeds, Jacqueline? @awomanonabike 🤔

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awomanonabike

To be honest Barbara I don’t know. When I sowed my own seeds the pods had formed spherical seed pods and I think it was mid-winter. I’ll see if I can find a photo...

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pelly

From the few I've already managed to collect, the flowers had gone and I was left with a brown seed pod Barbara, I don't think that's ripe enough. Have a look at Jacqueline's @awomanonabike post showing hers 👍👍

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jacaranda

I couldn’t let the #purple challenge go by without posting a photo of my #purplebellvine complete with #clangers 😂💜 #climber #annualclimber #rhodochiton #containergarden #mygardentoday 26/08/2019

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jacaranda

The foliage may be decaying but our first hard frost has turned the #purplebellvine flower into a sparkly #christmasdecoration #mygardentoday #dressinggownmooch #winterbeauty 14/12/2018

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mich

It’s gorgeous Barbara ❄️💜

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jacaranda

Don’t you just love it when your manicure matches not only the #bellvine flower but also the edging on the #heartshapedleaf (I’ll never outdo @rachelbrooks but it’s worth a try 🤣😘) #mygardentoday 31/10/2018

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vec

😂😂😂

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scaryskates

😀😀😀

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lilybee

Lovely combination!

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rachelbrooks

🤣🤣 Well!! Isn’t that fab?! 😉 and a 2 for 1 as well! Rockin’ that colour Barbaranda! 💅🏻👌🏼😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh I haven’t got that colour...💕😂👌🏼💅🏻

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clipperty

You’ve given her a run for her money!! Lovely colour, lovely plant, lovely lady...Also love your new name - Barbaranda 👏🏻 x x x @jacaranda @rachelbrooks x x x

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lexijane

How fabulous dharlink 😉😆😘

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suerichards

@jacaranda Barbara I wouldn’t expect anything else from you 😍💖

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jacaranda

I’m not sure if this will ever stop flowering! #stillgoingstrong #purplebellvine #rhodochiton #mygardentoday 23/19/2018

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awomanonabike

Isn’t it a fantastic plant Barbara? Love it 💜🖤

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jacaranda

Fabulous, Jacqueline. Once it gets going (and mine were slow this year) it’s non stop. I’m leaving mine in place, outside in the hanging basket, just to see how long it can survive when the cold weather hits. 🤞 it will still be going for a few more weeks @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Mine were quicker this year but only because I got them as plug plants rather than growing them from seed. No chance that they will survive outside up here, sadly 💦❄️😥❄️💦

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jacaranda

Mine were plug plants too, but very small ones. I might have to look out for bigger ones next year @awomanonabike

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vec

Very unusual looking but I like it 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It looks too big for its hat...😂

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awomanonabike

I think we may have had this conversation before. I got mine from Sarah Raven but have a feeling you did too. Did you? 🤔

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jacaranda

Yes, mine were from SR and we’ve also spoken about them before 🤣 but they are so unusual and I’m fascinated by them! @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

Me too! I know they have a bit of the snigger factor but they grow so rampantly and flower their socks off. I love the two shades of purple too. They have looked wonderful with the nasturtiums but also with cream sweet peas 😍💜

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jacaranda

Here’s an easy way to disguise a drainpipe! #purplebellvine #rhodochiton #latebloomer #stillgoingstrong #annualclimber #purpleflowers #mygardentoday 14/10/2018

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Jasonsparkes1

That's definitely given me an idea for where to grow the Morning Glory next year 👍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Love it...💕💕💕💕

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pelly

What a great idea, I was looking at these today at the GC, but I've just had a thought, should they be selling them now if they're an annual? 🤔🤔

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jacaranda

It’s classed as a perennial, Jane, but the advice is to treat it as an annual if you’re in an area where there are frosts and cold weather. If you keep it in the greenhouse over winter it might be alright but I’ve always treated it as an annual. This year’s plug plants from Sarah Raven took forever to get going due to the cold wet spring, so I don’t fancy my chances of getting these ones through the winter. 😢 @pelly

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pelly

Ahh, thanks Barbara, I have just the spot for one, but I'll wait until the spring then, thanks for the #advice 😍😘

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jacaranda

I couldn’t leave this one out! #purplebellvine #rhodochiton #heartshapedleaves #tuesdaytreasures #hangingbasket

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jacaranda

Another plant that’s been disappointing throughout the summer but is now flowering like crazy! #rhodochiton #purplebellvine #hangingbasket #latesummercolour #mygardentoday 09/09/2018

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juliesgarden

Oh I love that 💜💜

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pelly

Quite a few of mine are doing that Barbara. That’s so lovely 💜💜

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suerichards

Beautiful Barbara 💜

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vec

Lovely 💜💜💜

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jacaranda

This is the most perfect #heartshaped leaf! Time to get seed sowing if I want more this year. #rhodochiton #annualclimber #purplebellvine Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️

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rachelbrooks

💚 thanks, you’ve reminded me, I must get some! 😘

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nessas

Morning Barbara the leaves are fab on these bought double flowered ones this year to try ☺️

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scaryskates

It's your gardens way of saying we love you babs happy Valentine's 😚😗

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jennielorraine

Do you have this outside? I was only saying to Claudia @clipperty that I must sow my rhodochiton seeds. Mine aren’t hardy.

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pauline33

Morning Happy Valentines Day 😊beautifully shaped leaf ❤️ you've reminded me of a picture of something I brought back from GWLive 🤔

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jacaranda

Hi Jennie. This photo was taken in the autumn. Once the frosts came the plants were killed off. I usually buy plug plants from Sarah Raven but I’ll sow my own seeds in March and see what happens. @jennielorraine

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jacaranda

That’s a lovely sentiment, Gary. Thank you and enjoy your evening 😘 @scaryskates

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jennielorraine

Hi Barbara. You need to sow the seeds now as they take a while to germinate. I usually start them in Jan but have only just got home so will do them tomorrow. One of my favourite plants. @jacaranda

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jacaranda

Thanks Jennie. I’d better get going, then!!! How long do they usually take to germinate and are they a bit fussy or fairly easy? @jennielorraine

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jacaranda

Still putting on a show! #bestofnovember #purplebellvine #rhodochiton #mygardentoday

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rachelbrooks

Definitely one for next year! Love it! 💜

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daisy-jane

Just stunning 💜💜💜

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jacaranda

Over the past couple of weeks the #purplebellvine has gone from strength to strength. Note to self - grow more next year!!! #purpleflowers #latesummercolour #mygardentoday

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pelly

That's gorgeous Barbara 😍😍😍

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jacaranda

#tuesdaychoice Almost Christmas and it's still flowering #technicolourtuesday

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angiecrazycatlady

It's lovely is it supposed to flower this late 😊

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jacaranda

This is the first time I've grown it Angie @angiecrazycatlady so I'm not sure. Is yours still flowering Claudia @clipperty 🤔

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angiecrazycatlady

It's going on my wishlist 😊

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clipperty

Sadly gone over but I saved some seed @jacaranda ... Just wait till you see the Yellow Book ... think you'll be thrilled and I'm not saying more than that 😊 xx @angiecrazycatlady You should have this, it's just gorgeous xx

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angiecrazycatlady

@clipperty it's on my wishlist I will look out for one in spring it's so pretty 😄

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jacaranda

I bought mine as plug plants from Sarah Raven as I'm not great at growing things from seed @angiecrazycatlady but I might have a go next year 👍

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jacaranda

Now I'm intrigued @clipperty I want a copy of the Yellow Book NOW!!! 😂😂😂

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angiecrazycatlady

I think I'll have a go at growing from seed as I love trying to grow all sorts of things from seed 😄

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angiecrazycatlady

@clipperty what is this yellow book ??? 😁

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jacaranda

I'll leave you to promote the Yellow Book Claudia @clipperty as you're an expert!! 😘

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jacaranda

No need for #summer #flashback here! Taken today, November 13th, this annual is growing in a hanging basket and has been battered by winds and rain yet it's still going strong! #mygardentoday

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