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Abutilon 'Kentish Belle'

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kez001uk

#abutilon #flowering-maple #abutilon-kentish-belle

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sabbanrula

Beautiful little thing 💛💛

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

A beautiful abutilon...💛

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lovemygarden65

Beautiful ❤️💛❤️

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kez001uk

@sabbanrula thanks Rula 😊

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thank you Elaine ☺️

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kez001uk

@lovemygarden65 thanks Marilyn 😁

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow...very summery 💛

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columbiariver

Super yellow!

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pelly

Stunning flower Kerry 💛💛

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom had to take full advantage of the rare sunshine ☀️

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kez001uk

@columbiariver thanks Laura ☺️ they’re bringing a lovely little bit of colour ❤️💛

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kez001uk

@pelly thank you Jane 😁 one of my favourites 😍

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columbiariver

Absolutely. I loved bringing them in autumn. They just kept blooming for weeks

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kez001uk

@columbiariver this one is still flowering through frosts so hoping it’ll continue for a while. It’s a lonely looking flowery green plant in the midst of a bunch of twigs 🤣

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gjones

Love these!

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columbiariver

You're making me miss mine. They didn't like being in the house for winter. Aphids and I fought over them. I do love their flowers very much

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kez001uk

@gjones they’re gorgeous, foliage and flowers ❤️💛💚

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kez001uk

@columbiariver I remember you saying about aphids ☹️ I’m taking a risk and leaving it out for the first winter. It’s still flowering away after a few nights of frost. I’m guessing they don’t do hardier ones that would survive your winters?

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Mikekally

Well this is one for the wishlist 😊

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columbiariver

I think your climate is a little warmer than mine. Maybe some day I'll have another, but I'm happy not to have to battle aphids inside. I do love seeing your beautiful pics of them.

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kez001uk

@columbiariver I am with you on the aphids! I bring just 2 plants in over winter, / bougainvilleas, and the aphids last year drove me mad. Doused with bug spray every week now but still getting some 😡 thank you Laura ☺️

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kez001uk

@cyndi thanks Cyndi 😀 one of my absolute favourites ❤️💛

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kez001uk

@cyndi just hoping I can squeeze it in the greenhouse soon 🤣

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kez001uk

@cyndi 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻😂

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ShelleySnyder

💘💘💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I have to stop taking photos of it 😂

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columbiariver

It's a real beauty though Kerry. So unique 😍 you've almost got me convinced to try these again

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kez001uk

@columbiariver I wasn’t expecting to love it so much but everything about them is so good 😛 love how the branches arch over and rain down bells 😍 do they not like your weather?

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columbiariver

I know what you mean. I love them. I'm zone 5b so I was bringing them in the house for winter which isn't a problem at all. I was constantly battling aphids on them during winter and they got very bad, getting all over my other plants. I tossed them 😲😟 I haven't had any problem with winter aphids since

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ublaszko

So many flowers!

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ShelleySnyder

Never say stop!!!😳🤦💘😍

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kez001uk

@columbiariver oh I never considered bugs 😜 they’re gorgeous but not worth getting aphids all over the place 🤪

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kez001uk

@ublaszko they lose so many flowers too but always a follow up ready to open 😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder I get in habits of photographing the same plants every day 🙈 thank god I can flood Instagram with their daily progress 😂

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ShelleySnyder

No problem with that here either 😊! 💘😍

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ublaszko

You don't have to deadhead it then? 😆

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ShelleySnyder

Oh I do love this one!💘😍

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Annettenoosa

Their little pops of colour do brighten the garden.

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder it’s a fantastic plant, just gives and gives ❤️💛

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kez001uk

@Annettenoosa they certainly do ☺️ it’s the first thing anyone notices too 😁

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gjones

That's a great plant! It has so many pretty, bell type flowers😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

How fantastic is that...it’s awesome 😲

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robert1961

@kez001uk, that's a beauty, lots if buds on them this year.

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s like a little umbrella of flowers, just love it 😍

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom it’s flowered non stop since the end of last year. A fast grower too ❤️💛

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kez001uk

@robert1961 saw the buds you posted the other day, they look like lanterns 😍 wonderful plant!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Is it greenhouse in winter it looks like it....so is it in a pot..

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jeatacake

It just seems to get better by the day 😍

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kez001uk

Loaded!!!

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ShelleySnyder

Oh boy! This is good one!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😁 it just never stops flowering and love how the branches arch and flowers dangle under the leaves. Absolutely love it 😍

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ublaszko

Wow! 👍👍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko isn’t it great 😍

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ublaszko

I like them very much. The uni has a variegated one with peach flowers but I think it died last winter. They're quite tropical looking 😍

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ShelleySnyder

I can understand why!💘😍

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Annettenoosa

🦋🦋🧡

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kez001uk

@ublaszko oh that sounds beautiful! Love anything variegated 😋

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ublaszko

Me too 😉

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kez001uk

@Annettenoosa thanks Annette 😁

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gjones

Must be a very happy plant with all those buds/flowers. They're so pretty!

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terrimclaughlin

Those are the best!! What a cool flower. I remember those I need to put it on my wishlist and try to find one!!! 👍🏻👍🏻🤗😊💕

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin they’re great aren’t they! Never seems to stop flowering and it’s loaded with buds. Hope you manage to find one 😁

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gjones

That's doing great Kerry! And they're soooo pretty😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

This is such a cool one!💘😍

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kez001uk

@gjones it’s just come out of the greenhouse for the first night. I’m already panicking about how it’ll be in the morning 🤣 it’s grown so much over winter and just flowers forever. Love it 😛

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thanks Shelley 😄 it’s looking so good at the moment. Hoping it’s new location doesn’t change that 😧

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ublaszko

Lots of flowerbuds! 😍😍😍 I hope you left it a tea flask in case it gets too cold tonight 😉😂😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’ve had to stop myself numerous times from checking on it 😂 I need help 😜

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ShelleySnyder

Welcome Kerry!💘😍

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ublaszko

Better have one more look before you go to sleep and bring it hot chocolate 😉

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kez001uk

@ublaszko 😂 you’re encouraging my neurosis 🤣🤣

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ublaszko

😁😁 Maybe a warm toast and a blanket too? 😉

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ublaszko

Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉

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kez001uk

@ublaszko the whole plant is covered! I really hope it’ll all be open at once, even though I know it won’t happen 🤣

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ublaszko

It's such a unique flower 😍 Looks very exotic 😀

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gjones

Such pretty flowers!

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itstillhelen

Ooh, I grew them in our last garden but they don’t like it here.

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jeatacake

Wow Kerry! Flowers already! 😮👍

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kez001uk

@gjones they put me in mind of prom dresses 😛

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kez001uk

@itstillhelen oh that’s a shame 🙁 it’s a great plant isn’t it ☺️

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thanks Elaine ☺️

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kez001uk

@jeatacake these photos are about a week behind but now it’s smothered in flowers. Just love it 😍

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jeatacake

Wow! Is it outside now?

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kez001uk

Full of buds 😍

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ublaszko

Flowering again? 😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko this was a week ago (I’m way behind uploading photos 🙈) and now the flowers are opening 😁 it is in the greenhouse though 😅

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ublaszko

Great plant! Very long flowering season 👍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko it’s been great since I got it but not been in the garden overnight yet 😬 think it’ll be a while before it gets it’s permanent home 😜

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ublaszko

It could probably be ok if you place it against a sunny wall and make sure it's protected from frosty winds but that can be hard to achieve 😊

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kez001uk

@ublaszko think I have a good spot for it but the weather keeping changing its mind every few days makes me reluctant to put it out 😂

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ublaszko

We had hailstorm yesterday and snow last night 😱😱😱

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kez001uk

@ublaszko we had both today, only lasted a few minutes though 😂

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ublaszko

😅😅

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terrimclaughlin

Like the flower but I really like the nail polishe!!🤗😊🎄⛄️

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin thank you 😁 both my addictions combined in one photo 😂

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ShelleySnyder

I agree with Terri!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Your so funny but you go for it!!! If I was young I’d have a few addictions myself good ones too like you🤗😊👍🏻👍🏻🎄⛄️

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thanks Shelley ☺️ less chips in winter since my hands aren’t in compost constantly 🤣

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin thank you for thinking I’m young, I wish I was! 😛 that’s what I say, they’re harmless addictions (if you don’t count the damage done to my bank account 🤪)

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kimguy

💛💛💛

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kez001uk

@kimguy thank you 💛 can’t wait to get this out in the garden next year 😁

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ShelleySnyder

The nails are always better in winter!😂💘😍

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kimguy

Looking forward to the pics📷

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jeatacake

Beautiful. I have mine in the greenhouse now too.

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lesliecole49

@terrimclaughlin age should allow you to do as you like! I'm over 60 and if I want to rock over-the-knee boots and silver polish, (or whatever) I sure will! Don't let age stop you from doing things you want and make you feel good! That's what helps keep you young inside too

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kez001uk

A tiny bit of brightness ❤️💛

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kimguy

Awesome!💛

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kez001uk

@kimguy it’s such a lovely plant, for the huge leaves as well as the flowers 😛

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kimguy

👍

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ShelleySnyder

Yep! That's the one!!😄💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder yay, it’s the hardy one 😁😁😁

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ublaszko

😍😍😍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko for some reason they remind me of bonnets that women wore in Victorian times 🤣

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gjones

The flowers truly are beautiful😍😍

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you ☺️ that’s what made me want it, so unusual ❤️💛

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kez001uk

@Jasonsparkes1 thanks Jason 😄 fell in love after seeing it in a magazine. Bonus that it arrived covered in flowers 😍

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bluefox23

Ooh!! Not seen something like this before!!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 saw it in a magazine and then @robert1961 posted a photo on here so had to give it a go. It’s gorgeous 😍

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gavy

Beautiful! Lovely mix of colours

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kez001uk

@gavy thank you ☺️ it’s a lovely plant, happy to have found one and especially in flower!

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gjones

These are beautiful😍 First time I ever saw them was last year when @columbiariver posted a photo! (Of course we can't grow them here🙁)

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columbiariver

I gave up on them Katy. They were so gorgeous in autumn, but winter in the house didn't do it for them. Not the second time Kerry and Katy @gjones

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kez001uk

@gjones I think so too 😁 just didn’t realise what a pain they are to keep alive 😂

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gjones

A challenge! We're going to see if tulip trees will grow here. That'll be our challenge as we're going to try and grow a few from seed. Info we've read said they grow 2' per year so if they germinate it just might work!

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terrimclaughlin

It doesn’t even look real!! Very cool looking. I’ve never seen them before glad yours is doing great 👍🏻🤗😊💕

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kez001uk

@gjones I replied to your comment earlier but it’s disappeared 😕 did it show up in your notifications?

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kez001uk

@terrimclaughlin they’re very pretty flowers, the plant arrived like this so I’m glad I got to see it in flower just in case i can’t keep it alive over winter 🤣

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terrimclaughlin

Who did u order it from??😊💕

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jeatacake

That's a beauty 👌 I have a few fairly plain abutilons. In the greenhouse now for winter.

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kez001uk

@jeatacake thanks Jeff 😁 they aren’t hardy then? This one is meant to be 😜

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jeatacake

There's hardy & there's hardy! It may be OK in a light frost, but I wouldn't like to risk it if it's due to drop to much lower than zero.

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I will take your advice and protect the little beauty over winter 👍🏻

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jeatacake

If you have room, I'd be be having it in the greenhouse instead of outside.

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kez001uk

@jeatacake barely have anything in the greenhouse, a few seed trays on the go and a couple plants. Plenty of room for it 😋

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I had one once but the frost got it....that’s a lovely one ❤️💛

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columbiariver

Beautiful! I had a yellow and a red that didn't winter well in the house last year cuz of aphids and I gave up on them. I admire from a distance.

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom they don’t sound like a very successful plant 😜 definitely a greenhouse resident over winter then 😂

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kez001uk

@columbiariver oh no, yours died too 😫 starting to think it wasn’t the best choice for a relatively new gardener 😜 the flowers were just too pretty to resist 😍

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columbiariver

Your greenhouse is the answer. I don't have one. Xo

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ShelleySnyder

This is a very cool abutilon!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder looking a little droopy since it was unboxed but hopefully will perk up now it’s outside. Didn’t expect it to arrive in bloom, was very happy to see the flowers ❤️💛

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ShelleySnyder

It should perk up, if I'm not mistaken this one is pretty hardy one 💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder apparently it is. @robert1961 has one and it’s survived outdoors through a few winters so here’s hoping 😁 they had a stunning variegated one too but that isn’t hardy so thought I’d better give myself a fighting chance 🤣

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ShelleySnyder

Oh good! I thought it might be, I've been looking for this, there are so very few that are hardy, I have one but I really like the flowers on this one!💘😍

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder ooooooh I’ll have to go look at yours 😍 I had no idea they had other colours 😋 I bought it from an online nursery and was such a good price too. Such a shame they can’t send over to you 😢

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