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Jasonsparkes1

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

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

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Jasonsparkes1

Raindrops on the Mahonia foliage glistening in the Yorkshire sun #bestofautumn

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valjones-hughes

Have this one too - lovely variety!

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ublaszko

That's the next plant on my wishlist 💛💛💛 I adore its scent!

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lesliecole49

Nice picture

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grex

your pictures are amazing!

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petalsnthorns

WOW!! 😍

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Jasonsparkes1

One of my favourites too, look stunning in winter, although no buds in mine at all yet?? @valjones-hughes @ublaszko

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you so much 💚 @grex @lesliecole49 @petalsnthorns

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valjones-hughes

Mine is well on the way @Jasonsparkes1 but it seems early this year, usually in full flower at Christmas!

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ublaszko

My neighbour's one is already in flower too but it should normally flower in February - March.

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Jasonsparkes1

I'm sure mine will get there at some point, was in flower last November 😁 @valjones-hughes @ublaszko

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Jasonsparkes1

Not just the frog who's back...I have a new Alien Sentry Guard too 👽 #mahonia

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pelly

Oh no Jason 😂😃😄

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Jasonsparkes1

I think he's just on snail watch Jane 🐌 @pelly

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nessas

Yay for frogster I'm sure he'll be just keeping the slug 🐌 population down for you 😜

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susanhumphrey333

Scary times 😱

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riakat

It's back!! 😱😱 actually, looked scarier the first time, Jason, or maybe I'm getting braver!

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣 mine looks the same , weird 😱

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Jasonsparkes1

Hope so Vanessa cos he scares the bejesus out of me if he's doin no good!! @nessas

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Jasonsparkes1

Less freaking 2nd time around, but still weird!! @susanhumphrey333 @riakat @juliesgarden

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Jasonsparkes1

Well...I still see 👽 #mahonia #charity #newgrowth

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juliesgarden

Fighter 💪💪

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rachelbrooks

God it had better be beautiful when it finally arrives! 😂😂😂

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂😂 Are you holding your breathe Rachel @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

I don't get the impression it's gonna be beautiful 😂😂 petes sake don't hold your breath, it's taking its time!! @rachelbrooks @juliesgarden @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Might surprise you Jason

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Jasonsparkes1

If it's ugly I can sprinkle it with glitter 😉 works with men 😂 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Brown bags works well with a lot of them too 😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

I've gone blue...call an ambulance! 🚑🚨🚑 😂😆 @jaynehynesburton Jason

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂 Rachel @rachelbrooks

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Jasonsparkes1

😨😂 @rachelbrooks

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pelly

OMG, I am laughing out loud at this conversation @Jasonsparkes1 @jaynehynesburton @rachelbrooks. 😂😂😂

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Jasonsparkes1

The 'outer' brain is disintegrating and revealing a new 'inner' brain....still definitely 👽

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lovemygarden65

Oh yes 👽👽👽

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carolgs

Have you had some frost recently!! @Jasonsparkes1

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pelly

OMG, this is getting even more bizarre 😨😨😨

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riakat

Eeeeek.....and I thought it was 😱😱 before! This plant scares me more than 🕷pics! 😂

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gjones

Well it's unusual at this stage but it's holding everyone in suspense- can't wait to see its inner beauty!

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Jasonsparkes1

@carolgs It got to 0 one night but no frost I don't think? @lovemygarden65 @pelly @riakat @gjones Definitely bizarre!!

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Keely

It is kinda spooky 😱

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susieg

Run!!!!!

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Jasonsparkes1

It is that!! @Keely I watch from a cautious distance Susie 😂 @susieg

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pelly

I wouldn't go anywhere near it Jason. Two brains? Double trouble, stay away 😱😱😱

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susanhumphrey333

😱😱😱 oh my. I thought it would have opened by now, like mine. You definitely have an alien there Jason. You were right all along. Be very careful ....

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Jasonsparkes1

Starting to look less like a brain or an alien head, but totally changed colour since yesterday...is that from the cold?? #mahonia #charity #newgrowth

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columbiariver

That is interesting. Still looks alive tho. Staying tuned in to see Jason.

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susanhumphrey333

I had a look at mine today Jason but forgot to take a pic. It's gone from looking similar to this to opening up since we went on hols. The colour is the same as yours too, so quite normal for new growth, I'm thinking 👍

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susanhumphrey333

Hi Laura @columbiariver 😊 I'm behind and haven't spoken for a while. Hope you are well 😊

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columbiariver

Hae sweetie Sue! Good you're back! Missed u! @susanhumphrey333

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Jasonsparkes1

Good to know thanks Sue 😉 Lol Laura, as I was leaning in to take this pic my cat jumped out from behind it, I nearly 💩 myself 😂😂 @susanhumphrey333 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

It's evil, I tell you. Evil! @susanhumphrey333

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carolgs

Perfectly normal as they grow the leaves will change colour then the alien 👾 will emerge in its full glory @Jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

I can get myself paranoid Laura, I ain't going near it when it's dark until it starts to look more like a plant again, so Carol looking forward to that 😂😉 @columbiariver @carolgs

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susanhumphrey333

You're so funny Jason. Just be grateful it wasn't a frog that jumped out. He's not keen on frogs either @columbiariver 😂😱

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Jasonsparkes1

Not seen my frog so far this year, hoping he's moved house 😁 @susanhumphrey333

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nessas

Wow well I think it looks amazing but I like weird 😂😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning lovely people ☕ Well my 'brain' is growing at a rapid rate...nature is freaky and amazing!! #mahonia #charity #newgrowth

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jacq1075

Unveil yourself my beauty 👽

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Jasonsparkes1

😂 @jacq1075 It's started to look more like a whole head now 👽

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jacq1075

It's fascinating, hope you keep posting its progress 👍🏻

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juliesgarden

Clever little tree 🤣😉

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lexijane

👽👽 that's freaky 👽👽

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jadojado29

Morning Jason @Jasonsparkes1 think i would be wary of going out in the garden with this growing 😱 how weird but fascinating at the same time 👽 can't wait to see it fully open 😘

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plants

Nice pic Jason👏📸

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gjones

Agree that is unusual and kinda freaky looking!

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harebell

It's Magic 🙌🙌🙌

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susieg

Looks like something off Star Trek or Doctor Who 😱

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greenfinger14

Morning Jason 👋 ... I think it looks great 👍 and hav a good day 😘

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Jasonsparkes1

To go with the splash of pink...a touch of Alien 👽 I think it's growing a brain?? #mahonia #newgrowth

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂 Fabulous photo

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nessas

😂😂 excellent 👌🏻

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jacq1075

Yes definitely 👽esque!

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carolgs

Think you could be right 🤔

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daisy-jane

Fantastic pic Jason great detail even if it does look a little scary as if something will jump out at you 😱😱😱😂😂

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juliesgarden

Morning Jason, err that does look weird !!

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greenfinger14

Morning Jason 👋.. great pic and hav a lovely day 😘

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Jasonsparkes1

Cheers @jaynehynesburton @nessas It's definitely freaky @jacq1075 @carolgs @daisy-jane @juliesgarden Thank you Mel and you too 😊 @greenfinger14

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pelly

Ohh, creepy 😱😱😱

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Jasonsparkes1

Very Jane, it looks like bits of raw meat 😲 @pelly

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columbiariver

Ew, I don't think this is pretty. Pretty weird? Great pic.

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Jasonsparkes1

Sorry for the stupid question 1st thing in the morning, but what is this growing out the top of the Mahonia? Is this what the start of new leaves/branches look like? #mahonia #charity

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jadojado29

Haven't a clue Jason @Jasonsparkes1 but looks interesting whatever it is 😘

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juliesgarden

Morning Jason , that's new leaves , I thought the same with mine 👏👏

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Jasonsparkes1

No worries Suzie 😉 Thank you very much Julie 😊 @jadojado29 @juliesgarden

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brightcolours

#yellowflowers #mahonia

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rachelbrooks

Not a stupid question at all! If you don't know...you don't know! 👍🏼 great new foliage colour 👌🏼💛

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Jasonsparkes1

#wintergarden #mahonia Can't help but love how this brightens up a corner

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greenfinger14

Beautiful 😍

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jacaranda

Apart from the spiky leaves this is one of my favourite winter shrubs Jason @Jasonsparkes1 😀

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lovemygarden65

There is a new Mahonia called Soft Caress which doesn't have spikes @jacaranda @Jasonsparkes1 looks lovely if only I had space 👍

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jacaranda

Thanks Marilyn @lovemygarden65 I'll look out for it 👍

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nessas

@lovemygarden65 is your the Mahonia Soft Caress? 🤔

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lovemygarden65

No Vanessa but I wish it was cause I keep jagging myself on it 😂 @nessas

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @greenfinger14 I must admit I like the spiky leaves, but would love to get more types, if only... @lovemygarden65 @jacaranda

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pelly

I think I need a Mahonia Jason. Can the size be controlled as my garden isn't that big? @Jasonsparkes1 😊😊

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Jasonsparkes1

@pelly I'm hoping so, my gardens tiny too 😁 they seem to respond well to pruning, I'm gonna prune when it reaches the height I want and see what happens 😉

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pelly

Thanks Jason. I may well give it a go. 😊😊. @Jasonsparkes1

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clustyroen

I love Mahonia, unfortunately mine grew too big, I did prune it but it was planted in the wrong area and attacked me constantly I had to get rid of it 😢 it's such a fabulous shrub I wish I could have another one, unfortunately I don't have the space. 🙁 @jasonsparkes1

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Jasonsparkes1

#yellowflowers #snow @usgardentags

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rachelbrooks

Now they're made for winter! 👍🏼

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Jasonsparkes1

Loving it...but was one of my impulse buys, didn't realise that full size will nearly be as big as my whole garden 😂😂 Hope they're slow growing!! @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Oops! 😂 you obviously subscribe to the same school of gardening as me! 🙈🙊

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Jasonsparkes1

@rachelbrooks I feel like I've bought an elephant to live in a rabbit hutch!! 😂

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juliesgarden

😂😂😂 morning Jason that made me chuckle !!

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rachelbrooks

🐘😂🐘😂🐘

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Jasonsparkes1

Seriously Julie...between Mahonia, Pampas, Smoke Bush and buddleia I should never be allowed out unescorted to buy plants...ever 😂 @juliesgarden

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vec

I'm a bit too ambitious as well. No idea where I'm going to put the tetrapanax yet 😁

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Jasonsparkes1

@vec Had to Google that one, wow 😍 now I want one of those too 😂😂

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juliesgarden

😂😂😂

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Jasonsparkes1

#mahonia #macro

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stephent

Gorgeous @Jasonsparkes1

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mikethegardener

@Jasonsparkes1 Hi Jason. Great pictures tonight..!

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lovemygarden65

That's lovely 💛💛💛

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks @stephent @lovemygarden65 @greenfinger14 and thank you very much @mikethegardener

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Lai

Lovely colour n plant 😍😍

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juliesgarden

Oh I like that 💛💛💛

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Jasonsparkes1

Thanks @Lai @juliesgarden

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Jasonsparkes1

Thank you @rainygirl70

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richard.spicer.7906

Great shot 😀👌🏼

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gjones

Simply gorgeous!

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