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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis syn. Cleretum bellidiforme, Mesembryanthemum bellidiformis, Mesembryanthemum criniflorum, Cleretum cuneifolium, Cleretum limpidum

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 look what I found 😍

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jeatacake

Love these 😍 I think slugs or snails got mine during all the wet weather 😞

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alan1111

Fantastic looking flowers the colours are so vibrant

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they’re fabulous aren’t they 😛 love when a new colour combination opens up 😂 damn evil slimy 🤬’s!!!

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kez001uk

@alan1111 colours really are gorgeous 😍 and they just go on and on flowering too

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gjones

That's such a pretty colour!

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kez001uk

@gjones never had one like this before, love it 😛

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alan1111

I don't know why I didn't do any this year I usually do I'm regretting it now 😂

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jeatacake

It's great isn't it, like you say when they open up I the sun with so many subtle variations 👌😍

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bluefox23

Yay!! 🤗 beautiful 💕 this looks like the one of mine that was red to start off with!

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kez001uk

@alan1111 won’t be long til you can get next years started 😉😉🤣

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kez001uk

@jeatacake nice having flowers that surprise you 😛

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alan1111

Fabulous colours

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gjones

Those are bright and cheerful flowers💖💜💖

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kez001uk

@alan1111 thanks Alan 😀

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kez001uk

@gjones a little disappointed the colours weren’t more varied this year but they are lovely little flowers. So bright! 😎

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bluefox23

Gorgeous 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 thanks Alison 😛 still didn’t get any other colours though 😫 think those damn birds that dug up my garden made sure they destroyed all but pink ones 🤣

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bluefox23

I won’t tell you that I found a totally different colour of them on one of my plants today then!! 🙊 I’ll post a pic tomorrow!!!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 Alison! You have even more different ones?? 😜 look forward to seeing your photos 😁

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kez001uk

So this x 100 pots , for the 4th time this week. No idea what’s doing it. Happens in the space of a couple of hours. Absolutely decimating my garden so am at the point of giving it all up. Horrible 😞

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ublaszko

Looks like something has been digging in your pots but that seems a bit too big a hole for a little house sparrow to dig out. Looks a bit more like cat has been digging in there, similar to when I've found my neighbour's cat to come round for a wee. Keep an eye out and see who's out there and if it's a cat you can make a homemade citrus spray or sprinkle some pepper. So sorry to see this 💔

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ublaszko

I had a look online and it could be birds, foxes, squirrels or rats. Do you know if it's happening during the day or at night? The tip I found online was to sprinkle cayenne pepper on top of the compost but I once didn't have any hot pepper and instead went out with a pepper grinder and it worked as well. Easier to do an even layer across the surface with the pepper grinder 😅 I'm not as crazy as I sound! @kez001uk @auricula

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alan1111

Oh no! Hope you catch the culprit soon

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh no 🤦🏼‍♀️ how upsetting....I think it’s a cat cos they like soft soil they use to do it in my vegetable patch/box when I dug it out it was full of 💩 and that’s why I gave up the veg..looking at it again it could be birds looking for worms...don’t give up try and deter...👊🏼

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ShelleySnyder

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry Kerry! I know how you feel! I've had squirrels do this! I never really stopped them they just quit on there own🤦🤷💘😍

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gjones

Over here, especially in the city, squirrels are digging up everything. My sister is so angry at them she said she's gonna get a drone to shoot them!😂😂 Don't give up Kerry as we all enjoy your photos so much. Try putting hot and spicy cayenne pepper powder on the soil surface of the pots they are targeting. It won't hurt your plants but most cats, dogs, squirrels and mice can't stand the stinging in their sinuses if they disturb it.

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lilybee

Could be squirrels Kerry, although never known ours to cause quite so much damage. Have you thought about getting a wildlife cam to identify the culprit and then you'll be able to find the best way to deal with it. Don't give up as we love seeing your plant pics. 🙂

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gardendan84

I have cats digging out (and leaving unpleasant presents) in my pots on a regular basis. Really annoying! I’m going to try some of these cat repellent recipes when I get a mo. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Homemade-Cat-Repellent

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hayleyaj

Blackbirds are little buggers in pots. Caught them in mine many times, especially the youngsters. Looked like the pot had been blown over so much compost on the floor 😌

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Hayley.R

That damage and hole remind me of the squirrels in my garden 😠😠😠. Horrible when this happens, heart breaking 💔. Hope you can save some

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maureen137

Poor you

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 got a star 🤩

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jeatacake

Perfect 👌 Hides the leaves too! 😉

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Simply stunning...💞

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kez001uk

@jeatacake that’s the absolute best part! Can see the spongy little things as I type 😝

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thanks Elaine ☺️ they are such beautiful flowers 💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I put some in a hanging basket many years ago (in a different house) and it was amazing when the sun was out....and someone nicked it, they had the cheek to stand on a pot to reach it... 😠

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom they look stunning in the sun 😎 oh my god, that’s beyond just walking past and nabbing something 😲 to nick a hanging basket is another level low 🤪

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I phoned police and they said they nick them and sell them on markets..😠

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom a stall of random baskets 😂 insanity!

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columbiariver

Beautiful bright flower 💙

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bluefox23

Yay! I think it’s these vivid pink ones that have the star. You’re right about them getting better. Groups of flowers together look great! 😁

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gjones

A perfect pink flower💖💖

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gjones

Wow! That's a beauty. The centre looks like shining crystals!

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kez001uk

@gjones I didn’t notice but you’re right! They were great last year so had to sow some more this year 😋

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jeatacake

That's a great colour. I have a few in flower but they're not as bold as this one ❤

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bluefox23

Can’t wait for mine to open, getting lots of buds 😊😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they’re so vibrant, even the foliage has some great colours - even though it’s gross 😝

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 yours looks fantastic 😍 aren’t the buds the weirdest things though. Look like squishy green crosshead screws 🤣

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jeatacake

Really? It always looks sugar coated to me! 😁

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bluefox23

Two more opened this afternoon/evening: different shades of pink 💕

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kez001uk

@jeatacake that’s a much better description! Might make me squirm less 😆

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 they won’t stop flowering now 😛😍 looking forward to your photos 😁 how is your partner doing?

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jeatacake

Lol Kerry! Sounds like you have a rare phobia there....... of mesembryanthemun leaves!

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I think I may have 😂 there has to be some incredibly niche group I can attend 🤣

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kez001uk

@auricula I’m sorry the heat destroyed yours 😞 they’re gorgeous little plants though aren’t they. And the foliage is even fascinating! The colours are amazing 🌈

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bluefox23

I've got some seeds for these for next year. Really hope they come out as well as yours 😊

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 they didn’t look like much to start with, in fact I was going to bin them at one point. But as soon as it started heating up they exploded! You won’t be disappointed with them Alison 😁😁😁

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bluefox23

Looking forward to spring!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 can’t come quick enough huh 🤣

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bluefox23

I really don't enjoy this time of the year for so many reasons!! I could easily hibernate from October to February!! 😂

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gjones

Very pretty! You still have quite a bit of colour in your garden!

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 oh I hope it whizzes through to spring for you ☺️ it’s not a time of year I’ve gardened through yet as last year there were much bigger priorities. But quite looking forward to seeing what autumn and winter in the garden is like 😋

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kez001uk

@gjones thank ya 😁 I have more than I thought. Went around watering today and noticed a few little hidden gems. It’s nice discovering things you thought were gone 😀

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bluefox23

I'm looking forward to winter pics especially if we get snow ❄️ ⛄️

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jeatacake

Still doing great 👍 I think mine got eaten by slugs, but will have been killed off by now anyway I think as it was icy a few days before I left.

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kez001uk

@jeatacake bloody slugs 😡 I’ve read it’s been frosty up north so it’s likely been a visitor to your garden 😞

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Yollymac

Wow!! That is so beautiful..!!

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kez001uk

@Yollymac thank you ☺️ free them from seed and they’ve exceeded my expectations! Big bright blooms and the most amazing colour foliage too

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vinny3000

Gorgeous Kerry 😊 @kez001uk

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gjones

Very pretty💕💞

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kez001uk

@vinny3000 thanks Gary 😁 these have been great for months 😋

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kez001uk

@gjones they’re lovely aren’t they 😀 will be on my list to grow next year 😛

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vinny3000

Look stunning Kerry @kez001uk

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kez001uk

Past their best but still showing up

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anges

@kez001uk Love those. They were the first flowers I grew from seed when I was about 12, with my Dad's encouragement 😊💟

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kez001uk

@anges I love flowers that have memories attached 💗 they’re lovely too, the big psychedelic flowers are so cheery 😁

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gjones

Now those are hot pink💕💞

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kez001uk

@gjones they really are and some of the foliage is the exact same colour!

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kez001uk

Thought these were done but nope 😋

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midnightgardener

Wow those colours!! I love these Kez 😊😊❤💕

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener thank you ☺️ they’re so bright, much needed in my garden at the moment! They’re even more vibrant in person 😍

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gjones

So pretty! These have given you lots of colour this year😊

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks Katy ☺️ they just keep going!

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kez001uk

@KelsiBriana aren’t they gorgeous 😊 been a real standout this year. Will definitely grow them again 😋

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natii

Wow great colours! 😍

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jeatacake

Wonderful & hopefully will keep going in the warm weather 😊

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kez001uk

@KelsiBriana hope you get yours soon ☺️

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thank you Elaine 😁 even the foliage has changed colour to match the flowers 😂

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kez001uk

@natii thanks Natalie 🙂 they’re not ones you can miss!

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gjones

Still flowering so nicely😍😍

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jeatacake

Fantastic 👌😍

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kez001uk

@gjones just all on one side of the pot 🤣

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kez001uk

@jeatacake cheers Jeff 😁

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bluefox23

These are very pretty. 💕😊

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vinny3000

Beautiful @kez001uk

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I don’t think the camera picks up the true colour of theses....beautiful 👌🏼

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 thank you Alison 😁

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kez001uk

@vinny3000 cheers Gary ☺️

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kez001uk

@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom thank you Elaine 😊 you’re right, they are kinda fluorescent-looking and much brighter than the photo shows. Phone camera and clouds didn’t help them any 😂

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gjones

Oh so pretty 💛💖💛💖

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kez001uk

@gjones thank you ☺️

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midnightgardener

They're beautiful I love Daisies but I must get some of these. I've got 3 Leucanthemum, the.one on my rockery was fantastic this year. Did you gyo with this Kez?😊😊💛💛

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kez001uk

@midnightgardener thank you ☺️ me too, love anything resembling a daisy. These I grew from seed, they’re well worth it too. The colours have been fantastic!

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gjones

They're so pretty!

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pelly

Such a great colour Kerry 💛💛

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kez001uk

@gjones @pelly they’ve been a triumph. One to grow again 😛

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kez001uk

@KelsiBriana thank you ☺️

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jeatacake

Love these & the weather will have suited them just fine 👌

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they have grown so much with the heat! Just wish they didn’t lay on the soil because the leaves rot so fast 😞

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gjones

Very pretty! I had some at the beginning of summer but they've since died😣

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kez001uk

@gjones I’m sorry 😕 I’d have thought these would survive the horrid heat you’ve had

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gjones

@kez001uk My fault they died, I over watered them😏

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kez001uk

@gjones I can see that’s easy to do as mine lay on the soil and the leaves rot so fast

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jeatacake

Also they are a favourite of slugs & snails 😯

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kez001uk

@jeatacake slimy gits! Thankfully don’t get too many in my pots 🤞🏼

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jeatacake

You are lucky. Thousands of them here ☹

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kez001uk

@jeatacake think the gravel and pots help stop most. Still find them trying their luck sometimes!

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jeatacake

I have so nany here that I have to resort to slug pellets in strategic areas, usually in the greenhouse or hidden dark corners of the garden where they & the snails hide 😕

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gjones

That's a pretty!

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kez001uk

@gjones thanks 😀 I just love these 😍

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richard.spicer.7906

Love the colour, and the centre - good contrast 😀

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 this is the nicest so far. I love the centres of these too 😋 great minds... 😉

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richard.spicer.7906

Indeed 😉 I used to grow lots of these when I was a teenager, not sure why I've not grown them for a while as they are a great little plant

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kez001uk

@richard.spicer.7906 they’re certainly something I’ll grow again. Didn’t expect much after the seedlings appeared but this heat has really spurred them on! My teenage years were so long ago I can’t remember a thing about them 😂 be a nice little nostalgic addition to your garden next year 😛

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kez001uk

Love the centre of this one. So many colours 🌈

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jendren

That’s lovely. Just like a rainbow

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kez001uk

@jendren they’re cute little flowers 😛

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gjones

Like little gems sitting in the center!

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kez001uk

@gjones see so many things you’d not usually notice when you take photos. Fascinating!

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plants

Lovely 💗

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kez001uk

@plants 💞💞💞

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jeatacake

These will love this weather 👍🌸

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kez001uk

@jeatacake they’ve come on leaps and bounds but the leaves are so unusual 😂 not what I expected at all!

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jeatacake

Yes, they look like little salt or sugar grains on them 👌😁

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kez001uk

@jeatacake I thought they’d been attacked by something 😂

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kez001uk

Livingstone daisy mixed

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