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mojo

I live in Cheshire and have spent the last four years creating my garden which didn't have a single plant in it when I moved in!

Phormium cookianum 'Tricolor'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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mojo

My phormium is moving to a new home in my friends garden as it has just outgrown my small front garden. I can't believe how fast it's grown in such a short space of time 😳

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jacq1075

Crikey! That is a beast now. Glad you have found him a new home 🏑

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mojo

He's moving to my friends garden in Shropshire @flowerquest13. She has about an acre of garden so hopefully he'll settle in there and have more room to spread out! πŸ˜€ @jacq1075

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Keely

Wow good luck to who ever is digging it out πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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mojo

It's out now Keely and he more than earned his brew and chocolate biscuits πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ πŸ˜€ @Keely

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lamaisonbleueoleron

You could try some Echium ?

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mojo

Thanks Steve πŸ˜€πŸ‘ I've just been reading up on Echium it seems they like dry conditions and a south facing position so should be perfect πŸ‘Œ @lamaisonbleueoleron

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Mo, Your welcome you could either consider the #echiumpininana will take 2 to 3 years to bloom, and height 2 3 metres then will die once flower and need replacing or the #echium-candicans grow more like a shrub and bush like once flower won't die after flower will continue to stay evergreen during winter may need winter protection during risk of a freeze. Hope the info helps I taken seeds from Chiltern or I could send you a baby plant, they self seeds with me πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ@mojo

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mojo

Good morning Steve, I'm excited now πŸ˜€ I think the echium candicans will be a fantastic shrub for that spot in the garden and that it stays evergreen is even better. I would love one of your baby plants please. It would have so much more meaning to me knowing where it has come from 😊 Just a shame I can't come and collect it myself πŸ˜€ @lamaisonbleueoleron

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lamaisonbleueoleron

If you go to the website on my profile and send me a msg on the enquire form with your address I'll arrange one to be posted over. Or you can ask @mikethegardener if he'll come and collect it for you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜±

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mojo

Thanks Steve I've just sent you a msg. If @mikethegardener is heading over I might be tempted to come over with him πŸ˜‚

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mojo

@lamaisonbleueoleron

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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mojo

#foliage ❄️Frosty ❄️

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justin

Lovely #Phormium

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kathy

Great plants

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mojo

Thanks Justin 😊It's going to need a good pruning again this year @justin

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mojo

They are @Kathy but this one is rapidly taking over the front garden

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kathy

You could divide it if you wanted to😊

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mojo

I think I'm going to have to divide it soon Kathy but think that will be a big job! @Kathy πŸ€”

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kathy

Unfortunately yes😟

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brightcolours

#Variegated

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richard.spicer.7906

The mighty phormium πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ - looks ace Mo! Even more so with the frost πŸ€“β„οΈ

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mojo

Thanks Rich, thinks I'm going to need some big πŸ’ͺto deal with it though @richard.spicer.7906 @kathy

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fuschia

Amazing garden @mojo . Fabulous phormium too πŸ˜€

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