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Keely

Yorkshire garden. Small front border and patio and pots to rear. Find it very therapeutic and rewarding. Learnt so much from Gtags community.

Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Blue'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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Keely

#purple

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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Keely

First blooms opening on this one today

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nessas

Oooo now I lurve this 💟💟

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Keely

@nessas thanks Hun it was first ever lobelia I bought and it's a good clump now 💜👍😄

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nessas

Well obviously 🙄 that’s had to go on my wish list 💟 I have the candyfloss colour one but this is spesh 💟💟

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Keely

@nessas I've got fan salmon and lobelia Tania but salmon has struggled this year was superb last year think it had a set back from the beast Tania is shocking pink and just coming into flower next couple of days that will be out too 😄

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nessas

Mmm now you come to mention it mines not as big this year fink it might be the fan salmon but had it years must try and see if I have the label 🙄😉

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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Keely

After a bit of hailstone damage earlier this year this is coming on nicely 💜💜💜

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Keely

@scaryskates thanks Gary its struggled a bit so leaf damaged so not as big this year but I will take my hat off to it for its effort and what it went through 😄

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titchyfra

You wouldn't even know, looks great 💜

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Keely

@titchyfra thank you Franca its leaf damage more than anything 😃

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Keely

Starting to flower 💜💜💜

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rachelbrooks

Fab colour 💜 looks like a dragon!

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clipperty

Wonderful, looks like velvet 😍 xx

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Keely

@rachelbrooks @clipperty thank you peeps they do well in my soil just put fan salmon in too last week 👌😄

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susieg

Great closeup 👍

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Keely

@susieg thank you 😘

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ukjohnny

..i agree... super close-up

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Keely

@ukjohnny thanks chuck 🤗

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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Keely

💜💜💜

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katgreen

Gorgeous 💜

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lovemygarden65

Fab colour 💜

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beckers1974

That's lovely!

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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Keely

💜💜💜😍

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hayleyaj

@Keely love this! Can I have a cutting please?!!!😜😂😀

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Keely

It was a B n M bargain earlier this year @ 3 for £5 perennials its only a baby im hoping it will spread so I can split it and put another one in other border as im trying to do 2 pink blue n white borders and then 2 reds oranges and yellows, not quite got it right this year as you forget what comes up. Keep an eye out for it next year its superb and very sturdy no support 💜👍

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Keely

@hayleyaj 👆 doh!!

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hayleyaj

@Keely if it's still showing new growth you should take some cuttings. I've done that with 3 different salvias and penstemon this year and love being able to have a flow through the garden in different locations👍😀

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Keely

@hayleyaj I will have a look to see if there are any I could never done lobelia cuttings so will take a closer look it looked mire like a spreader plant that I thought I could split but will take a close look at base of plant thanks for your advise hun👍😊

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hayleyaj

@keely it's the same. So non flowering shoots below a leaf nose with sharp scissors, remove the larger leaves, dip in rooting compound and pot around the edge of a compost filled pot, spray with water, cover with a plastic bag and in one pot you can have 4 or 5 new plants, grow then on and in a couple of weeks that you can still plant out before the frost!😀

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hayleyaj

@keely take from the top a non flowering growth

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Keely

@hayleyaj similar to salvia cuttings I've done some of them so will have a go if there's any new shoots 👍😁 thank you

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hayleyaj

@keely it's a #perennial so more height than spread for this one, you'll have lots of lovely flower spikes next year, spread is only 25-30 cm but spikes over a metre!! 😍😀

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nessas

Great flower keely great advice @hayleyaj I'm going to put on my wish list so I can keep the advice thank you 😊

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mikethegardener

@Keely Very nice Keely💙💙

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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Keely

About time this started to flower 💜

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jeatacake

Looking good👍but my purple one is a bit slow & weak looking compare to last year & compared to my 2 red ones 😕

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jaynehynesburton

Mine have been and nearly gone @keely funny isn't it

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Keely

@jeatacake @jaynehynesburton this was new in this year but put in early enough so very late flowering got loads of flower stems on though quick feed tonight should help it on 😁

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jaynehynesburton

Yes @keely I put mine in this year. Feeding will help Im sure 😊

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