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Keely

Live in Leeds. Gardening is my hobby and each year is a learning curve but passionate to get a good result and work hard to try to achieve it.

Astrantia Major 'Shaggy'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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Keely

Moved this about a month ago to middle of border and its rewarded me with a #secondflush πŸ˜†

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kathy

The flowers are so intricate

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Keely

@kathy I agree so lovely and so under rated too 😐

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numptysmum

Beautiful

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awomanonabike

That's a beauty. Do you know which one it is?

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Keely

@numptysmum thank you Helen πŸ˜„

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Keely

@awomanonabike sorry Jacqueline its one variety I'm not sure of, as one I've had for years before I used to take much notice of names just bought for flower back then πŸ™„

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Keely

@awomanonabike just remembered it was 'Shaggy' πŸ‘πŸ‘

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cyndi

Ohhhh thats so beautiful

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gjones

Truly a beautiful flower! Just wish it would grow here☹️

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awomanonabike

You mean life-before-GardenTags?! It's just sooo white. Will try and find it 😍

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Keely

@cyndi thank you πŸ˜ƒ

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Keely

#white #astrantia

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jaynehynesburton

I must get some of these how tall do they grow Keely

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Keely

@jaynehynesburton this is a couple of feet so best suited middle of border mines stuck at back need to move it πŸ‘

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jaynehynesburton

Thanks Keely 😘

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Keely

@jaynehynesburton they are lovely I like the darker ones too variety gill Richardson is lovely πŸ‘ my pink one didn't survive unless it pops up later πŸ’ž

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jaynehynesburton

Will have a look for Gill Richardson thanks Keely. Hope your others appear

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Keely

@jaynehynesburton thanks hun πŸ‘

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elflin

Wow love it ❀️

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Keely

@elflin thank you Val 😊

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ukjohnny

...super pic... i have an Astrantia in my garden... excellent plants Keely

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Keely

@ukjohnny they are lovely πŸ‘Œ

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Keely

This one has been hiding πŸ˜„

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bigemrg

Oh I really love Astrantias but still don't have one in my garden! Must remedy that soon! πŸ˜€

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Keely

@bigemrg I put a hint of pink one in too but not seen that one yet there are some striking dark ones though, you must get one I keep having to move mine as it gets smothered by other plants πŸ€”

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bigemrg

I'm hoping to grow some in a new raised bed I have planned for later in the year! It will be in shade for most of the day but I believe they don't mind that! The dark ones are probably my faves! I'm kicking myself as I had the opportunity to buy 5 plants for £5 earlier in the year and I let the offer run out! Oh well... πŸ˜€

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Keely

@bigemrg look forward to seeing your new bed later in year then yes I think they don't mind part shade mine get half day sun due to shade of house when sun moves round πŸ‘ oh no that was a bargain, I've done that so many times so annoying 😣

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bigemrg

I was hoping to get started on it next week but the weather forecast looks awful! It will get morning sun for a few hours but will be in shade for the majority of the day! I've already started collecting plants with Chinese Lantern, Soloman's Seal, Hostas and Bleeding Heart ready to go in! I'm also thinking a few Astilbe would look good and a shade loving Clematis or two to climb up and cover the wall! πŸ˜€

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Keely

@bigemrg Sounds like you are nearly sorted with plants Ian. Don't put Chinese lantern in ground bury pot its a nightmare to get rid of runners that snap when you try to dig them out took me 3 year to eventually get it out of front border, its very happy in its pot now πŸ˜„ I've planted 2 shady clematis today at side of kitchen window patio side. Astilbe will be nice look at cappacino that's lovely dark foliage and white flower really striking πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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bigemrg

I'd heard that about Chinese Lantern! I wish I had it plaguing my garden instead of horsetail grass! lol Think I'll take your advice and leave it in a pot though! Which clematis did you go for? I was hoping for ones that would flower in different seasons, maybe spring and autumn? Will look up the Astilbe, sounds just what I need! πŸ˜€

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Keely

@bigemrg I've put up princess diana and alba plena both summer ones as I need to cut back at same time I've put them in a pot just in case its too shady as only gets sun late afternoon. My horse tail is same Ian I've told neighbour I will weed kill her garden once a week, its gone right under slabs under summerhouse and come through gravel and I've just put a raised bed against fence so no doubt end up working its way up through that 😣😣😣

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bigemrg

Okay, thanks Keely! I've added this to my wishlist so I can remember the conversation! I'll look up all of the plants you've mentioned once I've got the raised bed finished! It's a nightmare isn't it? Kurtail is the only weed killer I've seen kill Horsetail Grass off, however, it wasn't permanent as it came back in the same place this year! πŸ˜”

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christineb

Beautiful 😍

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susanhumphrey333

I bought a pink one which hasn't shown either Keely. My white one was a pressie from the birds and I have lots of clumps here and there, but would so love some different colours πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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Keely

#wintergarden Well they've been spring summer and autumn flowers and still going now well worth buying πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜

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pelly

Just another one on my wishlist Keely. Thank you, it's beautiful. 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Blimey! That's fab πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ mine stopped ages ago 😁

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7walnutclose

Interesting white and green combination, really lovely πŸ˜‰

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Keely

#white and I have just put a pale pink one next to it too from a friend at work 😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

They look gorgeous dried!πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘’

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gjones

Love these flowers. Have to grow them as annuals or under very protected conditions!

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Keely

@gjones mine has been move from back wet border to front and already doing better so it was the right move πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

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rachelbrooks

Fabulous! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ and yay! You got the pink one! πŸ’•πŸ‘πŸΌ

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beckers1974

This one's lovely!

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susieg

Aren't they gorgeous πŸ’•

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Jasonsparkes1

That is so beautiful, want to add more of these next year πŸ˜πŸ’š

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Keely

@Jasonsparkes1 Rachel has a gawjus deep burgundy one I've saved in my wish list its the haspden blood one its lovely must get it they are so under rated πŸ‘

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Jasonsparkes1

Just had a look, like that one too πŸ˜‰

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plants

Beautiful πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’—

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Keely

@gardengimp its opened at long last πŸ‘

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charlottejhurst

It's so delicate and gorgeous πŸ˜‡

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gil

Beautiful @Keely πŸ€—πŸ€—

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zuma

Beautiful ...a fairy garden

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christineb

So beautiful

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bigemrg

This looks rather lovely!

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lovemygarden65

Fab photo πŸ‘πŸ’›

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kathy

Stunning photo

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gardengimp

Yeaaaaahhh!!!! Go @Keely ! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™πŸ»

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