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midnightgardener

Writer. Wildlife lover and keen gardener from Wakefield, with 2 cats; Coco and Henry. A Golden Doodle girl Millie and a little girl Lucy pup 💕💕💕

Escallonia

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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midnightgardener

😊😊💕💕

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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midnightgardener

Better photo!! Woo hoo! Escallonia. Thank you Eagle eyed Ange 😊😊💕💕@anges

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midnightgardener

#escallonia

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anges

Brill!! 😀 We had a hedge of escallonia in the front garden but about 10 years ago we had really bad snow (2 years on the run) & it was killed off!! Such a shame cos it was lovely when it flowered 💕

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midnightgardener

@anges Oh no that's such a shame. I bet you were upset about that. I was so upset just losing a poppy to this rubbish weather. If it carries on I'm going to try digging up the next and last Princess Vic Louise. It was the 1st flowering too but the weather ruined it 😣💕💕

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anges

Yes I was really disappointed, it's frustrating when you've been looking forward to something flowering and then the weather wipes them out! Usually happens to my Peony - you can guarantee the weather will finish them off! I like the look of Peonies but prefer Roses - they're a bit tougher 😁

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midnightgardener

@anges And that's one of the shrubs I'm after!! A Peony 😊😊I would've thought they were tough. There's an amazing one along the road where I live. Huge red blooms!😃❤❤I hope it's alright

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anges

The Peony flowers like mad and I love it but they don't stand up to wind n rain 😣

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midnightgardener

@anges They're no good for our weather. Mind you it's not always wet like this in June. My neighbour reminded me how nice it was last year. I'd forgotten 😊

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jeatacake

Nice looking escallonia. Lots more flowers than on my scruffy old one! 😀

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midnightgardener

😃Oh dear, so you've got the shrub of shame this year! It makes a change Honky Tonks 😊😊

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