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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/

Salvia elegans 'Pineapple Sage'

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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jacaranda

Just for you, Rachel, the label from the Pineapple Sage showing that it is indeed winter flowering! It says “treat as a conservatory plant” but mine is still outside and it’s thriving, possibly because we haven’t had a great deal of cold weather here in West Sussex. @rachelbrooks 😘 #sage #plantinfo #winterinterest

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rachelbrooks

Lol I read that as Scarlet Pimpernel and then thought I’ll never find one! 😉😂 well it certainly doesn’t seem to mind being outside 👍🏼 thank you I’m sure I can squeeze it in somewhere! 😬

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scaryskates

Agadoo doo doo push pineapples shake the tree #tunetuesday

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jacaranda

Brilliant 👏👏👏 @scaryskates

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clipperty

Well you know that old gardening adage, Rach ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’! So I’m sure it can be slotted into your Jardin without too much ado... #waxinglyrical @rachelbrooks #Claude’soffherrocker x x x

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jacaranda

I can’t believe that this is still flowering in January! #wintercolour #herbs #sage in #mygardentoday 13/01/2018

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rachelbrooks

Lurve the colour of this one! 💕 bonkers though isn’t it?! I still have several still flowering too! 🙈

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jacaranda

The label does say it’s winter flowering but I didn’t believe it, Rachel! It looks far too tender to withstand cold weather, although it is in a pot in a sheltered position by a SW facing wall. @rachelbrooks 😘

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nessas

Wow that’s just brilliant and a winter flowering one mine are all summer flowering ones and are well and truly fast asleep I hope 😬💓

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rachelbrooks

I didn’t know there was such a thing! Might have to get this one...😬😘

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jacaranda

#notetoself Always read the plant label!!! I’ve waited all summer for this to flower only to discover that it flowers in winter and should be treated as a conservatory plant 😢 #salvia #scarletflowers #containergarden #herbs

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scaryskates

Babs always read the label 😅😘

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ublaszko

Not to worry. I live in the North of England and the university here has a couple of pineapple sage plants. They both stay outdoors all year and flower for months. They are in raised beds and they were mulched with compost 2 weeks ago. They are in flower now and we already had frost earlier this week.

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jacaranda

Is there an emoji for ‘duh’, Gary? I think I need to find one for myself!!! @scaryskates

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jacaranda

Thanks Urszula. My plant is in a sheltered spot so maybe I’ll take some cuttings and then risk leaving it outside. @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Sounds like a good plan!

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pelly

Whoops 😁😁😁

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rachelbrooks

Oh dear! 😬 will it not survive in your greenhouse Barbara?

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jacaranda

My greenhouse isn’t heated, Rachel, but I might put it in there if there’s room. @rachelbrooks

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