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kez001uk

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Passiflora caerulea

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kez001uk

Love how they cling on 😂

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bks

Looking lovely 💐

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kez001uk

@bks thank you BK 😀

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sieveheadsarah

Fabulous Kerry 👍🏼

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gjones

Nice that they're still flowering😊

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah thanks Sarah 😃 this and Constance are still flowering away 🤩

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kez001uk

@gjones and still loads to open 😜 it’s surpassed my expectations 💜

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sieveheadsarah

My Constance is also still flowering 😀 and growing 😱

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wtwitchell6969

Love these @kez001uk have you ever tried the fruit they bear

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah they’re non stop aren’t they 😂 not that I’ll complain at more flowers 😋

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kez001uk

@wtwitchell6969 great aren’t they 😛 I am too enthusiast with deadheading that they never get to the fruit stage 😂

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ShelleySnyder

Love this Kerry!💘😍

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gjones

Beautiful 😍😍

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Summergypsy

Ooohhh I love this!! 😊

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ShelleySnyder

Stunning!💘😍

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kez001uk

@gjones was surprised to see them in bloom again. Didn’t know they did that 😜 happy to see them again though 🤩

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kez001uk

@kfranco168 thanks Karin ☺️ amazing looking flowers aren’t they 😍

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kez001uk

@Summergypsy thank you Darlene 😁 as exotic as I can grow in UK 😆

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kez001uk

@ShelleySnyder thank you Shelley 😄

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome Kerry!💘😍

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bks

Wonder those geometrical design right in the center,looks beautiful. But makes it appear somewhat artificial ,☺️

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suerichards

Stunning 💜

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kez001uk

@bks they do look like they’ve been made which makes them even more incredible 😍

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kez001uk

First one to open 😍😍😍 @MarcoCee @sieveheadsarah @ublaszko

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sieveheadsarah

Looks lovely Kerry 😍😍

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maldavis

Oh how I wish I had a place for one of these in my garden. Jealous!

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gjones

She's a beauty!

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janetandjim

Excellent photo.

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ublaszko

😍😍😍😍

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columbiariver

Brilliant bloom

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ShelleySnyder

I'm in love!💘😍

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cyndi

And its beauty is amazing. #passionflower

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MarcoCee

Amazing!

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kez001uk

@sieveheadsarah thank you Sarah 😀 got a little overexcited when I spotted it 😂

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kez001uk

@maldavis they’re incredible aren’t they 😍 I’m sure you could crowbar one in somewhere 😉

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gjones

Soon your garden will be bursting with beautiful passion flowers😊

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kez001uk

@gjones I do hope so 😁 they’re the most amazing flowers 💚

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ublaszko

I find this one so difficult to train as it grows so quickly once the roots are established. I ended up pruning it back again last week to keep it in check.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’ve been reading your posts about it tangling and looking a mess. I had the same problem. I’ve tried to train it a bit but it never does what I want 😂 if I cut it back how much would I leave?

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ublaszko

I'm not sure tbh. 😅 I cut mine back to the top of the fence as it was getting tangled with my neighbour's ivy and then I cut all the wild looking side stems. I think people tend to use passionflower as a green screen to cover up the fence and just let it fill out the space. But I'd like to get an open framework between the stems so I can see better the shape of the leaves. I'm just in love with the leaves, how big and shiny they are so I want to show them off.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko mine isn’t very big at the moment so maybe I’ll leave it a bit to see where it goes 😂 would look lovely where you can see the leaves better, they’re really attractive. Mine need to green up a bit yet though!

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ublaszko

It does look a bit yellowy green now that you mentioned it. Apparently the best time to prune them is when they start growing again in spring but they can be trimmed/tidied up at any time of the year. The foliage is so interesting. This year mine had really big leaves but I don't know if it's because I trimmed off all side stems or because of all that sunshine. Probably a bit of both. 👍

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I left it too long before potting on after buying it so it wasn’t doing great. It’s improving now though. I might just level it off and give it a bit of a boost. Yours always looks fantastic so whatever you’re doing is working!

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ublaszko

Don't feed it this year though. Summer fertilising should finish by 1st August. ☺ You could mulch it thickly while the weather is wet to keep moisture in, protect it from frost and add nutrients.

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I’ll definitely do that for winter, thanks Urszula 😁

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ublaszko

It just occurred to me that my passionflower is too dense as in there are too many stems for my liking. It's just a feeling but I think I now know what I'm doing with it and that I need to keep thinning it out 👍 I actually had a similar dilemma with red jasmine until I thinned it out so I think it might be a general issue for me with climbers 😅😅 Now that I thinned out my red jasmine it looks light and airy so I think when there are lots of stems it makes a plant look heavy and grounded. 😂😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko I guess because you’re not wanting to grow it for screening you can thin it out to show it off better. Will certainly look fantastic when it’s not a huge clump of green

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ublaszko

That's a good description! That's what it feels like - like a lump of green 😂😂 Or a blob of green 😂😂 I don't want to be solid green screening as it will just feel like another type of wall to replace the fence wall 😂

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kez001uk

@ublaszko like a leafy slimer from ghostbusters 😉 I like the idea of showing it off as opposed to using it as screening. Might be another idea I “borrow” from you 😋

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kez001uk

Must avoid the plants out front of the supermarket 🙈

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gjones

Or you might need a bigger yard! I call the flowers they put out front 'temptation flowers'!😊

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kez001uk

@gjones that’s exactly what they are! 🤣 I forget what I went for in the first place after I’m done looking at the plants 🤣 and having some work done in the garden so buying anything new is a terrible idea, but someone has to buy them right? 😆

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gjones

😊😊😄

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