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lexijane

GT Ambassador, Plant obsessive hippy chick with MS & a huge gardening bug. Studying RHS Level 2 in Horticulture & OU Degree #Kent🌹🌸🍄

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' syn. Houttuynia cordata 'Court Jester', Houttuynia cordata 'Flame', Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolour', Houttuynia cordata 'Variegata', Houttuynia foetida

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lexijane

#foliagefriday

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jaynehynesburton

Hope you've got that in a pot Lex 😉

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lexijane

No it’s in the ground Jayne but it’s not too near much else but I’ll be keeping an eye on it x @jaynehynesburton

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lexijane

I did have it in a pot when I first got it but didn’t do very well. It’s done much better in the ground 😃 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

I've had mine in a pot 2yrs, when I got it Keely told me it runs all over, the leaves are lovely

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lexijane

I’ve been told it smells of cats wee too 🤔😷😆. The leaves are so lovely & it seems to be behaving itself for the moment 😉 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

😷 Just watch it Lex, I've not got near mine this year, its in a pot at the back of the border, must have a sniff 😁

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lexijane

I couldn’t smell anything bad but the guys on here have said it does @jaynehynesburton

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ublaszko

Someone on here had it with a label saying that it smells of cat farts 😂😂😂 @lexijane @jaynehynesburton

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lexijane

🤣🐈💨😷🤣 @ublaszko @jaynehynesburton

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carolgs

I love this plant and all its smells 💕💕

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lexijane

Now I know where your son gets it from 😉😆 @carolgs

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lexijane

Just cataloging the new growth on this

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rachelbrooks

Ooh stinky plant! 😂 I do love it though! 💚❤️💚

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lexijane

I never smelt it chick. Mind you I did move it to underneath the ceonothus so I’m guessing that masked the stink 🤣🤣 @rachelbrooks

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Leonplantaddict

Love the smell of it! Like strong citrus! Don’t like how invasive they can be though! @lexijane 🤔😳😊

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lexijane

I’ve been told it can smell a little bit like Cat wee too 😱😱 @Leroybe

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Leonplantaddict

@lexijane yes I’ve heard that before but nothing like that to me! The only plant that smells of cat wee is Ribes! Now that stinks! 😷

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lexijane

Oh no @Leroybe I was thinking of getting a ribes. I’ll put it towards the back of the garden in that case 🤣😷

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Leonplantaddict

@lexijane lovely shrub though,wouldn’t be without a flowering currant! 😄👍🏻

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lexijane

It’s on my wish list for sure 👌🏼 @Leroybe

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kipcott

Be careful with this one!! Ive heard bad stories

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lexijane

About its smell? @kipcott

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kipcott

@lexijane i know they say in stores its "citrusy" but any reviews says it smells rotten, its chinese name is literally fish mint. But also that itll come out everywhere in your garden like a super invasive weed. Let me find some links to reviews 🤓

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kipcott

http://awaytogarden.com/why-wont-this-plant-die/

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kipcott

http://www.wildflower.org/expert/show.php?id=2011

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kipcott

I thought they were pretty too but more than half the pretty things i find end up being evil evil plants :(

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franshinegee

I've always grown these, but last year I found the right spot and they've gone bonkers and approaching invasive. So pretty though and I can't smell them (apparently that is for the best).

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lexijane

Oh dear. Thanks guys. Think I'll dig it up & put it in a pot instead 🙄 @kipcott @franshinegee

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carolgs

They can be invasive keeping in a pot is a good idea they like lots of water too @lexijane I love them and there smell 🙃

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susanhumphrey333

We had some in our big garden years ago and didn't find it invasive. In fact it just disappeared on me. I liked the citrusy smell Lexi 😊

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lexijane

People have told me it can smell a bit like wee 😬 @carolgs @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

I never noticed that, although I've heard it said. I meant to say bog garden not big garden Lexi 😂

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jaynehynesburton

Where are you putting that Lexi, I got one months ago and.people told me it was a runner so it's still in a pot

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lexijane

I expect I'll keep it in a pot but transfer it into a bigger one when it's more established @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

I will do the same then didn't want to throw it away

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susanhumphrey333

I really must learn to spell this properly Lexi 😂I think the problem is I don't even know how to pronounce it, so there's no hope 🙄😂 I remember this having an unusual smell if the leaves are crushed 🤔

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lexijane

I don't know either Sue 😂😂 ooh I'll have to sniff it tomorrow @susanhumphrey333

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susanhumphrey333

Someone on here, it may have been Rachel @rachelbrooks said it smelt of something awful, maybe dog poo, not sure, 🤔 but I just thought it was unusual. A bit citrusy or indescribable 😁

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rachelbrooks

Cats wee Sue! 😷🤢 @susanhumphrey333 the roots particularly! It's vile! 😳 just don't plant it near where you sit Lexi! Mine is doing well underneath another shrub in the border - it's a lovely plant ❤️💚

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susanhumphrey333

Well seeing as we've always had cats coming and going I may have smelt it but thought it must be cats 🐱 😂 @rachelbrooks

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lexijane

Haha!! Dog poo or cat wee?!?! I think I'll leave it in a pot up by the house & not where we sit to eat 😂😂 @susanhumphrey333 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

Not nice either way! 😬 shame as it's a pretty plant 🙈 Lexi and Sue @susanhumphrey333

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