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Jasonsparkes1

Moved to a new garden in W.Yorkshire #oldlane June 2019. Hebe lover owned by 4 cats

Cytisus x boskoopii 'Apricot Gem' syn. Cytisus 'Apricot Gem'

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Jasonsparkes1

Evening All 💚 6wks ago today I bit the bullet..dug up Cynthia..and potted her!! 😲 She's my favourite of all 😍 And I was loathe to leave her. Love her she hasn't missed a beat..new foliage kept right on growing..never even drooped a little (thank you Mother Nature 💚☔) #cytisus

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cyndi

Awww we share a name... She looks great.

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lostgardener

@Jasonsparkes1 do you name them all, or just your favourites? 😳🤣

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Jasonsparkes1

😁 Just so happy she can move too @cyndi

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Jasonsparkes1

Erm, not sure 😂 Only 3 have names..I think..She's always been Cynthia (not sure why) aka The Cystitus Plant🔥A big grass called 'Tina Turner' cos she looks like her wig..obvs..and a Fatsia called 'Blofeld' but I can't for the life if me recall why, but I do know it had to do with @rachelbrooks 🤔 @lostgardener

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cyndi

Im glad she can move too

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lostgardener

@Jasonsparkes1 flaming bush... 🙄finally i get it..😝 well played..👍🏻

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natii

Glad to see that it worked so well and you can take her with you! She's such a beauty 😊

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valjones-hughes

All the best for the move Jason,

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rachelbrooks

😆😆 that’s it! Blame me! 🙄 to be fair it was me! 😂 I think the leaves looked like Blofeld’s hand and there was a cat involved somewhere I think! 🤣

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rachelbrooks

Oh and that’s brill that Cynthia is doing well! Woohoo! 👍🏼👏🏼

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bandicoot

When you moving then?!

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning All 💛 Cytisis looking gorgeous today. Got her a massive pot ready to be dug up when she's finished flowering. Off to work, have a lovely day #stunning

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pelly

She’s a beauty Jason 💛💛

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gjones

She's big and beautiful-completely covered in flowers!

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Keely

Morning chuck looks superb?

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rachelbrooks

Wow! So many flowers!

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jpea

That's an eye-opener Jason 👌👌

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auricula

Absolutely splendid🥰

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juliesgarden

Morning Hun ..fabulous love these 💛💛💛☕️😘

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joannie.a

Have a good day and as usual your photo is lovely.

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richard.spicer.7906

Wow! Looks fantastic Jason 👌🏼💛

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Jane 💛 @pelly

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Jasonsparkes1

She's been the same every year Katy, it's why I can't bear to leave her @gjones

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Jasonsparkes1

My most favouritest plant 💛😍💛 Dilemma...want to take her but they resent root disturbance and it's totally the wrong time to do it. My biggest container would hold her ok but would have to sacrifice the Rowan tree (which has never very done well) Do I give it a try (when she's done flowering)????🤔 #yellow

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pelly

Yes yes yes, if you don't you'll regret not trying. If it fails you will just have to suck it up and buy a new one!! Simples 💛💛

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lovestogarden

Take! You can always use an old box/tub with a plastic trash bag inside. Drain hole as needed. 🤗

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I definitely wouldn’t leave it for them....

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anges

Take it yes ☺

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acermad

@Jasonsparkes1 Take it, leave a totally bare garden 😂😂😂

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juliaboolia55

Could you do that but take a few cuttings as well just in case xxx take as much as you can even the worms 😂😂😂

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gardengimp

Better to have tried and failed Jason

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awomanonabike

I love all these comments Jason. They are all right of course 👍😊

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rachelbrooks

If you don’t you’ll regret it and it’s always worth a punt!

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Jasonsparkes1

Cheers 💛 Gonna give it a shot and ditch the Rowan tree @pelly @lovestogarden @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @anges @acermad @juliaboolia55 @gardengimp @awomanonabike @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Good choice 👍👍

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Jasonsparkes1

As I stepped out the door to go to work, the sun started to shine 🌞 But at least the Broom looks fabulous 💛 #cytisus #apricotgem

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rosiebug

It looks like a golden bush , beautiful 🌟🌟🌟

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you very much June, one of my favourites 💛 @rosiebug

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wilko

Wow that’s lovely, bet it smells divine too 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Tracey, it does smell nice, but my sense of smell is terrible, so I can only get a whiff of it occasionally 😂 @wilko

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greenfinger14

Oh love this 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Mel, one of my favourites, just love Broom 😍 Have 4 different, need more 😁 @greenfinger14

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greenfinger14

I only hav a tiny small one I bought recently didn’t realise there lots of diff ones I will certainly be looking for som more as love it too 😍😍 ... All I know is that the one I’ve got gonna take a long while b4 looking like what uve achieved there !!!

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Jasonsparkes1

I have this one (Apricot flowers) Lena (red & yellow) Luna (yellow & white) and my favourite Boskoop Ruby ( deep crimson) just got a 2nd one of those today. There's white and pinks too. Def the more sun the better they grow and seem to like drier soil. This one is nearly 3yrs old, was 1ft high, now over 5ft, but it has been squashed in, I've given it more space this year @greenfinger14

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Jasonsparkes1

Afternoon, one from yesterday as it's cold, wet & windy out there today, quick 5min wander and back in for a brew. Waste of a day off 😐 #cytisus #apricotgem #broom #autumncolour

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susanhumphrey333

Afternoon Jason. I guess you didn't do the housework then 😁 Lovely pic 👍

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charlotte

Definitely experiencing the Yorkshire weather today !! But tomorrow is supposed to be lovely.

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gjones

Afternoon, sunny and breezy here today but quite warm 16C however nights have been close to freezing mark. Nice photo😊

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Jasonsparkes1

Afternoon Sue, no housework, it sounds like a lazy excuse, but wet weather with 5 cats in and out 24hrs a day, it would drive a clean freak insane!! I burn out hoovers at an alarming rate!! @susanhumphrey333 Just a computer day to day, browsing seeds 🤔

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Jasonsparkes1

It's not so good today @charlotte Hopefully the wind and rain will do one tonight, brighter day tomorrow would be nice 🌞

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Katy, we've been hovering around 15c but chilly winds, getting colder at nights but still about 7c @gjones

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columbiariver

I don't usually care for broom ( we call it Scotch Broom in USA ) but I do like this one! Jason could you email me your address? I'd love to share pineapple lily seed w you, but I don't know how easily it would get to you. Prettyfallday@outlook.com

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks Laura, I'm the opposite, I love it, have 4 different and trying take room for more 😁 And thank you very much for the seed offer, that would be amazing. Will email address. Is there any you'd like?? This broom is usually covered in seed pods, but I don't know how easy they take? My seed collecting skills are non existent 😂 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Lol! My seed collecting skills are awful Jason. The PL seeds are big, so they are my friend. 👍😜

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Jasonsparkes1

I'm hoping to get some seeds from the Bears Breeches because of the same reason 😂 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

👍 My hands like digging much more than fine work these days 😜I don't have bears britches IF you have extra. That would be a fun one to try!

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Jasonsparkes1

A single solitary bloom on my broom on a second flush ❤ #cytisus #broom #apricotgem #raindrops #secondflush

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awomanonabike

Fabulous photo Jason 😊

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plants

Stunning photo Jason 👌📸

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you Jacqueline and Judy ❤ @awomanonabike @plants

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Jasonsparkes1

My #bestofapril without a doubt is Cynthia the Cytisus with Cystitus. 'Apricot Gem' and she lives up to the name, an absolute mass of flowers and smells lovely ❤💛❤

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susanhumphrey333

She does look burning hot 😂😉

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pottybird42

🙀eeeek.......don't say that word 😖....... But nevertheless your broom looks lovely 👏🏻👌🏻👍🏻

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Jasonsparkes1

Sorry Gillian 😂 and thank you @pottybird42 She is positively on fire Sue 😂 @susanhumphrey333

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mamasan

So pretty

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columbiariver

She's a beauty

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gjones

Lovely display of colour

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carolgs

Beautiful colours 💕

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @carolgs @gjones @columbiariver @mamasan A particular favourite

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kvetinka

Beautiful Jason

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rachelbrooks

A real burning bush! 😬 and for yellows and orange I like it, a lot! 😂💛

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you Betty 😊 @kvetinka Lol 😉 Perhaps I should start growing cranberries alongside it 😆 @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

Looking gorgeous in the afternoon sun 💛🌞💛 #cytisus #apricotgem #broom

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hayleyaj

Looks divine! 💛💛

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pelly

Love Broom Jason. 😍😍😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you, Broom definitely a favourite of mine 💛 @hayleyaj @pelly

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hayleyaj

It's gorgeous I can see why 💛💛

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pelly

It's something I haven't got Jason. Just gone on my wishlist. 😀😀😀

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rachelbrooks

Really like this one Jase 👌🏼

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Jasonsparkes1

And there's loads of colours available too Jane 😍 @pelly Thanks Rachel, picture doesn't do it justice especially the colour @rachelbrooks

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pelly

I had a couple many years ago Jason, but I would love them again 💛💛💛

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Jasonsparkes1

#springcolours #cytisus #broom #apricotgem

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KathyB

Gorgeous! 😍😍

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emmaline76

I think my broom has died 😞

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks 😉 @KathyB Oh no Emma, I have one 'in recovery..dying' didn't make it through the winter, they like really good drainage, heavy clay here and ground just got too waterlogged @emmaline76

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emmaline76

I've had it about 3 years & about Feb time I noticed a lot of dead branches on a good 1/3 of it so I cut all them back. But I have just been out to check & I can see some buds so fingers crossed it's gonna be ok.

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Jasonsparkes1

That's good 👍 @emmaline76

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Jasonsparkes1

#apnc So...as I've already lowered the tone for Good Friday (sorry Rachel)...I'll continue with a another possible for the apnc? This is my 'Pay More Attention Mr Sparkes' plant otherwise known as Cystitis, an unfortunate mistake, and a painful condition...so the fact that this gorgeous plant looks like a burning bush is more than a touch ironic 😆 @rachelbrooks @clipperty @suzyw @icedance @richard.spicer.7906 @susanhumphrey333

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kvetinka

Beautiful colour Jason

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rachelbrooks

As if!! I always call this that too! 😂😂 forgotten about that one! 🙈

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jacq1075

😂😂😂on my!!! You made me spit my drink out 💦💦💦

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susanhumphrey333

I actually have tears rolling down my cheeks now and couldn't read your comment out to hubby properly 😂 @rachelbrooks @clipperty @suzyw @icedance @richard.spicer.7906

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clipperty

Just don't post any clematis pix Jason...you never know where this could lead hahahaha 😮@jasonsparkes1 @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @kvetinka Sorry 😮 @jacq1075 Lol 😉 @rachelbrooks @susanhumphrey333 Oh Lord Claudia 😂😂 @clipperty

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suzyw

😂😂😂 Ooh Matron! This is all getting a bit Carry on Gardening. Not going to say who should be in which role though 🙈@clipperty @rachelbrookes @susanhumphrey333

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Jasonsparkes1

Well now which one of you luvley ladies is gonna be Babs?? 😉 @clipperty @suzyw @rachelbrooks @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

Me please 👍

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rachelbrooks

There you go Jason...Perfect Sue! Hold on to that 👙 🙊😂@susanhumphrey333 I'm more suited to Hattie Jacques... 😜 @clipperty @suzyw

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Jasonsparkes1

#cytisus #broom #apricotgem #spring

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gjones

Pretty flowers and oodles of buds to open!

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Jasonsparkes1

One of my favourites, have 3 others, but they're only small @gjones

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Keely

Love this colour Jason 🔥🔥🔥

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Jasonsparkes1

It does look good when it's all 'ablaze' @Keely

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kvetinka

Beautiful Jason

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franshinegee

Beautiful!😍

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @kvetinka @franshinegee

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