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joanboston

Geoff and I moved to our present house in December 2013. Starting from scratch it's been a huge challenge but we love it.

Hibiscus Syriacus 'Oiseau Blue' syn. 'Blue Bird'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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joanboston

Blue bird putting on a show despite the wind and rain

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pelly

I have this one but it's still little, I hope it looks as good as yours eventually 💙💙

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joanboston

Three years old and four feet high Jane! I have a white one in the back that hasn’t grown at all and only ever has a couple of flowers on it strange isn’t it? @pelly

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pelly

Very odd, I don’t know if mine will flower as I had to move it last year (twice) as I had it in the wrong place. It’s doing well now though 😍😍

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joanboston

My bluebird is flowering, so beautiful

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pelly

They are beautiful plants 💙💜

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joanboston

Certainly are Jane, this is as tall as me now as I’m scared to prune it in case I kill it! @pelly

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pelly

Oh, I would be too 😱😱

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ladeebug

This is my favorite rose of Sharon

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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joanboston

Yeah the blue bird is flowering despite all the rain (pity we're going away for two weeks)

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jaynehynesburton

Still looks lovely. Have a great time

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susieg

Beautiful. Happy hols.

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2015
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joanboston

Calling all hibiscus growers ! I have succumbed and sent away for this blue hibiscus. It arrived at 6.30 but better late.... It's a bit yellow, I've given it a drink, what next? Do I plant it in the garden, put it in a pot? I live on Teesside so we do get frosts in the winter. Any advise greatly appreciated thanks.

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debs69

I think I would be inclined to plant it . They do loose their leaves in winter so don't worry about the yellow leaves @joanboston 🐰

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joanboston

Thanks @debs69

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juliesgarden

Agree with Debs @joanboston

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Nettle

...ditto !! :)

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joanboston

Thanks girls.

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kathy

And ditto

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richard.spicer.7906

I'm sure you'll get it back to full strength @joanboston - it's going to look great next year. 😀

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joanboston

I bought it because of all the lovely ones I saw on here @richard.spicer.7906 so I hope I can live up to those!

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, GT has that effect - I've bought quite a few now after seeing others post their plants 😆

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