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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 💕💕💕

Penstemon

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2020
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midnightgardener

Lovely to see this back in bloom. The foliage is a little bit scraggy but it's a couple of years old. I pulled off what I could. ♥️♥️

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anges

I never have much luck with these for some reason ❣❣❣

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jeatacake

That's gorgeous Chris ❤❤❤

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midnightgardener

@jeatacake Thank you Jeff. Both my Penstemon's are over a year old. I really fancy a blue one but last time I was at the local GC I didn't see them. A blue one would do nicely with my new Leucanthemum 💙💙💛

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midnightgardener

@anges Oh dear, I wonder why? We all seem to have something that doesn't work for us. Yarrow seems to be my issue, unless it's just not happy where it is 🤔

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jeatacake

I had a red one top, but it must have died & now just a pink one. A blue one would be good 👍💙

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midnightgardener

@jeatacake I saw some on here, blue is a must in my garden. I love it 💙💙

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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midnightgardener

I love these plants. I just checked on my seed stash and I've got quite a pile of them. Lots of great ones I can sow now; and some not until next year. I've got such a love for gyo now 😊😊❤❤

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pelly

It's so rewarding growing from seed ❤👍

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midnightgardener

@pelly It sure is but I feel now I really know what I'm doing. Thanks to people on here with good advice. I never knew we could so some seeds now but as long as their hardy we can. Only thing is I'm still busy getting rid of Ivy and digging. It's hard work but I want to get my wildlife patch done. I'm sure I can sow some seeds and have a break from tearing up Ivy roots. I've even got the big saw out! Because the loppers won't go through really thick stuff. If only they did 😨😊😊

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pelly

Oh dear, I know what it's like, I'm doing the same at my mum's 😨😨

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midnightgardener

@pelly Horrid stuff to get rid of especially when it-s been there so long 😨

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pelly

It’s been there for a lot of years Aly and it’s all round the perimeter of her garden, in her shrubs and trees too @thehardygardener 😱😱

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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midnightgardener

Flowers arranged from a floral tribute for my dear dad. I've got as much in here as I can. What a lovely array of flowers put together by a friend of my sisters. I thought I'd arrange them in this basket I've had for years. I think mum will like them I'm going to see her soon. Rest in peace my dear dad. God bless 😓

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Keely

Awe they are lovely so sorry to hear your sad news may your dad R.I.P treasure your memories 💛💛💛

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midnightgardener

@keely Thank you I will 😊

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pattygardd

A lovely idea.My father died thirty years ago..l still miss him. so sorry you have lost yours

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midnightgardener

@pattygardd I just couldn't throw them all away what a waste of lovely flowers it would have been. My sister wanted me to have them and I've got 3 lots in my house. That's a long time ago Patty. Very sad to lose a parent. I'm still in shock even though I knew he didn't have long left. 😯

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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midnightgardener

I never thought I'd get this to bloom; it was a weak looking plant #droopy #leggy as @pelly (I think it was said; and advised me what to do) thanks to her good advice I've got two lovely flowers!😄💕💕🐝🐝

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midnightgardener

Oops I've just checked on the source of good advice it came from @thegreenhornet Thank you green hornet 🐝😊

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thegreenhornet

You are very welcome Christine @midnightgardener thanks to you it's a much happier looking plant than when you rescued it just a few weeks ago!

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