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jendren

I've always had a garden. I enjoy a challenge! I love the rewards when it all comes together. And I learn something new nearly every day. Perfect 🌻

Canna

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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jendren

Thought I’d brighten up these Canna pots with homegrown coleus

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alan1111

Nice combination Nicola I'm going to do that with mine 👍

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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jendren

Canna update. Opening nicely. We had a nice sunny afternoon which will have done some good 💛❤️

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porto

WOW! Love it! Nice one Nicola 😉🌿🌞🌿🌞 @jendren

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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jendren

At last. The first of this year’s Cannas to flower. Not sure if any of the others will Flower now. They might need more sun than they are getting. It’s starting to feel Autumnal in the evenings and early mornings.

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pelly

No sign of any flowers on mine 😢😢

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jendren

Think it’s not the best year for them Jane @pelly

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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jendren

@jacaranda. Last year’s dividing Barbara. Think how many you will have this year 😂

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telswirld

👌🏻

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jacaranda

Wow, that’s impressive Nicola 👍 Do you plant all of yours in the garden? @jendren

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jendren

No pots last year Barbara. Thought I might try some in the borders this year @jacaranda

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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jendren

Calling canna experts. Both pots of cannas are showing these big fat buds. Is there anything I need to do with them? Also advice on overwintering gratefully received. Eg do I cut the foliage down? @porto @alan1111

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Susanandsteve

Dig them up and separate them by popping them apart with your hands. Knock off all the dirt and cut off the foliage. Store indoors where they will be dry on cardboard or paper bag. Plant again in spring! 😊

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jendren

Yikes! That sounds scary Susan. But nothing ventured ... I’ll give it a go. Thank you @Susanandsteve

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Susanandsteve

Not scary after the first one! ! I have been doing it for years. You can do it and have some to share!!

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jendren

I’ll hold you to that Susan!! @Susanandsteve

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Susanandsteve

Just make sure you don't plant them upside down in the spring.😄

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jendren

Now I’m really scared 😬😬😬😬😬@Susanandsteve

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hayleyaj

You can store, or, you can separate, leave them to dry for 24 hours and then repot in and store in a frost free space overwinter. Then plant out in Spring once threat of frost has passed. Lots of lovely free plants 😍

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porto

I just cut mine down to about 3" place a mulch on top & store away in my garage before the first frost right through until the the last frost of next year 👌... @jendren 😏

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porto

P.S those buds will be next seasons growth @jendren 👌😉

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jendren

You don’t water them when they’re in the garage David? @porto

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alan1111

You got great information there of everyone Nicola, good luck.

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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jendren

One Canna flower ending and four more coming! Yippee 🎉 #tuesdaytreasures @porto @alan1111 Thank you both for your advice re feeding. Seems to be working.

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porto

Yeahhhhhyyyyy! 🙌🙌🙌 @jendren all here to help Nicola 😉👌

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alan1111

That's good news, glad I could help, enjoy!

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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jendren

New canna opening. And another looks like a red one getting ready

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jendren

Canna update. Still opening 💛

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Keely

That's beautiful def need new ones next year missing mine this year 💛💛💛

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pelly

That's absolutely beautiful 💛💛

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alan1111

That's a beauty

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nej

That's beautiful Nicola

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jendren

Thank you all! @pelly @nej @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom @keely @alan1111

2w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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jendren

Today’s progress with the Canna Louis Cottin.

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ublaszko

Every time I read the name I read Louis Vuitton 😂 Fancy canna 😉

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Keely

Oooh it's gawjus 💛

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pelly

Getting better 💛💛💛

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jendren

Louis Vuitton! Very good Urszula! @ublaszko

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jendren

I’ll keep you posted Jane @pelly

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jendren

I’m so excited! 😃😃 My first ever Canna lily. I saw these in Canada last year and thought I’d give them a go. I think this is Louis Cottin.

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simon50

@jendren. Hey Nicola, how's things?

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pelly

Wow, you need to keep posting this Nicola 😍😍😍

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jendren

Hi Simon. Things are ok thanks. Harry has struggled in the heat but haven’t we all? Hope Hamish is keeping well as are you. @simon50

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jendren

I certainly will Jane! I can’t wait myself @pelly

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juliesgarden

Wow , it’s huge 😮

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simon50

@nessas. Glad to hear things are OK. Hamish hates this heat as do I. I have to work in a hot kitchen lol. Hamish has a cooling mat, which he sits on saved the use of fan and cooler unit.

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jendren

I bought Harry a cooling mat and he refuses to sit on it! He prefers to pant and shoot me dirty looks! @simon50

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