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pelly

Never really gardened until I joined this community, now I'm totally hooked thanks to all the lovely people on here. 🌿🌼🌺🌻🌷🌸🌿

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

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pelly

Can any one tell me what's wrong with my Skimmia please? It's only gone like this recently and I can't see any signs of infestationan 🤔

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ukjohnny

Hi Jane, the yellowing of the leaves is lime induced chlorosis caused by lime/chalk in the soil (alkaline) ..Skimmias are ericaceous (acid loving) ...the lime in soil 'locks up' iron making it unavailable to the plant..which shows up as yellowing leaves... mulch with ericaceous compost and or use sulphur as a top dressing..or feed with an acid fertiliser.. the holes in the leaves are nothing to worry about ..old leaves which have been chewed a bit👍

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pelly

Hi John, thank you but this is in a pot of ericacious compost which has recently been top dressed. It's also had a sequestrated seaweed feed. Do you have any other ideas please? At least I haven't got to worry about the leaves now 👍 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

... a couple of more theories Jane, possibly magnesium deficiency (Epsom salts) or too much sun burning the leaves, Skimmias do best in semi shade or even full shade ... 👍🙂

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midnightgardener

Oh no what a shame. I must have acidic soil as mine is doing well. Hope you can rescue yours 💚💚

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pelly

I would say full to partial shade but thinking about it I could find a better spot, thanks again John 👍 @ukjohnny

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ukjohnny

👍😀

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pelly

Thanks Christine, I hope so too. You can get a probe that will tell you what type of soil you have. Mine was from Wilkos and it has a light meter and moisture meter built in. It’s so useful when you are putting new plants in 👍 @midnightgardener

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joannie.a

Morning, hopefully shade and tlc will do the trick.

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pelly

I hope so Joan, it's such a lovely plant 😍 @joannie.a

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auricula

Just had a look at mine - it was doing so well in my north facing garden, looking just like yours - wondering if it’s not liking all the sun we had😊

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pelly

Sounds like it could be, this is recent damage. It's gone in a shadier spot now so I hope it recovers, yours too 👍 @auricula

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pelly

Morning everyone, I love to see these tiny flowers opening Enjoy your day 🙋‍♀️🤍 #skimmia #skimmia-japonica-rubella

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flof1952

Morning Jane. Thank you and you too 👋😀

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pelly

Morning Pauline, thank you @flof1952 🙋‍♀️

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auricula

Must check mine - Morning Jane🙋🏼‍♀️

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anges

Morning Jane 😊💚

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RedFuchsia

Good morning Jane ☕🌹

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pelly

Morning Elise, you must 🙋‍♀️👍 @auricula

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pelly

Morning Ange 🙋‍♀️ @anges

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane... me too 💞

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning ☕☔

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pelly

Morning Julie 🙋 @juliesgarden

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pelly

Morning Jason, coffee in the rain again! ☕☔ @Jasonsparkes1

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pelly

Morning everyone, I don’t like wishing my life away but roll on Friday when the rain is supposed to finally stop, it’s chucking it down again here #skimmia #skimmia-japonica-rubella 27/11/19

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auricula

Lovely shiny leaves that stand out amid the decay💚

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pelly

It’s their time to shine Elise @auricula 💚😍

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davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co

Morning jane, doesnt it just make you feel 😣

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joanboston

Our lawn is like a wet sponge. Totally sodden. Sick of it

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jadojado29

Morning Twin @pelly Snap same here & so dark. Makes me want to put the Christmas tree up, something colourful to look at, instead of this dreary weather 🎄😘

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juliesgarden

Oh Jane I’m with you ..so depressing now 😏

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pelly

Morning Dave, doesn't it just, it must be even worse for you having to work in it. My daughters partner works in construction too and the site is such a mess @davewrightjoinerygooglemail.co 🙋😱

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pelly

Morning Joan, mine is bad enough so I can't imagine what yours is like @joanboston 🙋😬

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pelly

Morning Suzie, I've been thinking the same thing ( I won't though) it can only get better @jadojado29 🎄😘

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pelly

Morning Julie, isn't it just. It makes you want to hibernate @juliesgarden 🙋😧

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jadojado29

It’s a bit to early for me to put mine up, always do it ending the 1st week in Dec Twin @pelly don’t know when I will do the outside lights though if this weather carry’s I’ll be out there Christmas Day doing them 😂😍

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pelly

#winter

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pelly

#red 16/11/18

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pelly

Morning peeps, have a lovely day🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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ShelleySnyder

Morning Jane! Have a great day!!💘😍

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pelly

Hi Shelley, thank you @ShelleySnyder 😍😍

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ShelleySnyder

You are most welcome Jane!!💘😍

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jpea

morning Jane, you too 🙋‍♂🙋‍♂

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anges

Morning Jane, you too 👋

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LyndaClack

Morning Jane 😘😘

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pelly

Morning Jeremy, Ange and Lynda, thanks @jpea @anges @LyndaClack 😄👋

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gjones

Morning, it's very pretty

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suerichards

Morning Jane 👋

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bandicoot

Morning Jane 😁👋

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pelly

Morning Sue, morning James @suerichards @bandicoot 😍👋

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pelly

Evening all, I had to dig this up and put it in a pot as it was looking rather poorly, I hope it recovers now. It's been a lovely day in the garden today and I've managed to get the rest of my bulbs planted apart from some Tulips that will go in the garden next month and have just about finished my cuttings. Relieved and tired now 😊😊

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ublaszko

They like ericaceous compost ☺

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pelly

That’s what I’ve used @ublaszko 👍👍

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ublaszko

👍👍

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pelly

Morning everyone, this is putting on some lovely colour at the moment. Have a fabulous day in the sun and don’t forget your sun screen 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

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Di007

You are an early bird Jane.. Lovely day ☀ I had the window open last night and a dragon fly is flying about the bedroom so I've vacated it 😂

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pelly

Morning Di, I’m awake at around 5am every morning, even my days off unfortunately, and I would have done the same @Di007 👍👍

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lexijane

Good morning Jane 😊

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pelly

Morning Lexi @lexijane 👋👋

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Keely

Morning Jane 🙋🙋🙋

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pauline33

Morning Jane 😊☀️☀️

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pelly

@Keely @pauline33 morning ladies 👋👋

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jendren

As usual all the flower buds disappeared so I’ve got one flower and loads of new leaves coming. Will I finally dig this out? I keep hoping it will sort itself out.

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pelly

Aww, I hope so too, they’re such good all year rounders Nicola @jendren 💕💕

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pelly

Tiny flowers appearing 💕💕

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susanhumphrey333

Great lose up Jane ☺️👍

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susanhumphrey333

Or even close up 😂

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mariomartins

💕💕

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pelly

Thanks Sue @susanhumphrey333 😂😂

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awomanonabike

So sweet 💕

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pelly

Thanks Mario @mariomartins 😀😀

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pelly

They’re gorgeous little flowers aren’t they @awomanonabike 💕💕

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awomanonabike

They are so sweet that I’m wondering if I should lift mine (it’s not been in long) & put it in a pot so they are easier to see - not that I’ve got any yet, of course 🤷‍♀️

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pelly

This was in a pot, but I moved it into the garden the other day as I'm emptying my baskets and planters slowly ready for summer planting, it was always intended for the garden. @awomanonabike 👍👍

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awomanonabike

Good idea. I know they like ericaceous soil so it’s probably only a matter of time before mine starts looking poorly and I have to lift it anyway 🙄

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pelly

#wintergarden

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jadojado29

That’s such a pretty pic Jane @pelly 👌😍😘

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pelly

Whoops, I just liked my own post!! Thanks Suzie, I must admit I like it too. 😊😊

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suerichards

Great photo 👍

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pelly

Thanks Sue @suerichards 😊😊

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daisy-jane

Beautiful shot Hun 😍😍😍 love it 😘

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pelly

Thanks Jane @daisy-jane 😘👍

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daisy-jane

Your welcome hinny 😘

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pelly

Sparkly plants this morning, my thermometer is reading -2.5 ❄️❄️

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gjones

Bit chilly there!

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nessas

Same here Jane ❄️❄️

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane, did you say sparkly 💎💎 have a fab day 🌹

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rachelbrooks

So you weren’t out there chucking glitter about then? 😉✨

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pelly

Ermmm.............no @rachelbrooks 😂😂❄❄❄

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rachelbrooks

😆😆

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Muzz67

Whoa! That's fresh ! 🤤

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pelly

Oh it was Jacqui @Muzz67 ❄️❄️

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phyl1978

😀Your skimmia look great nice dark leaves and lots of buds. Not sure where I'm going wrong mine have very pale leaves and buds more pink, not looking good at all 🙁

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pelly

Thank you Phyllis, this is in a planter but my other one that’s in the ground sounds a bit like yours. They prefer a slightly acidic soil and dappled shade. I’m going to mulch mine with ericacious compost to see if this does the trick. I hope this helps @phyl1978 👍👍

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phyl1978

Thanks for the advice @pelly mine are outside maybe I'll transplant them into pots with the right soil and move to a more shaded place for over the warmer months, they are obviously unhappy where they are, 👍x

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pelly

Good morning from a frosty Lincolnshire. Have a terrific Tuesday all and stay warm. ❄️❄️

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Keely

Morning Jane you have a good one too 💕

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ada31514

Morning Jane. You are up early. It’s white outside up here on top of the wolds and due to be colder tonight brrrrr

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ShelleySnyder

Morning Jane! Have a wonderful day!!💘😍

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pelly

Morning Angie, it’s late for me, I’m usually up at five, but it’s my day off so I’m enjoying a ☕️ in bed and catching up on here. @ada31514

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gjones

Good morninh😊 your skimmia is so pretty!

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pelly

Morning Keely, thanks @Keely 👍👍

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pelly

Thanks Shelley, enjoy yours too @ShelleySnyder 👍👍

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ada31514

Is there two five o’clock s every day Jane? 😂🤣

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pelly

Morning Glyn and Katie, thank you @gjones 😀😀

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pelly

‘Fraid so Angie @ada31514 😂😂

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jpea

Morning Jane, you too

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pelly

Morning lovely people, have a great Thursday. I need to venture into the greenhouse today so I hope it warms up a bit. 👋👋

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ShelleySnyder

Morning! That's beautiful! Have a great day!💘😍

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gjones

Morning! They're very pretty😊

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pelly

Thanks Shelley, you too @ShelleySnyder 👍👍

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pelly

Thank you Glyn and Katie @gjones 😍😍

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flof1952

Morning Jane. Bit warmer here now at 4°C ......hope all is well in your greenhouse. Enjoy your day :))

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pelly

It's not here Pauline, the wind is bitter at the moment. It will be gloves on in the methinks. Enjoy yours too @flof1952 😂😂

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juliesgarden

Morning Jane 🙋‍♀️

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pelly

Morning Julie @juliesgarden 🤗🤗

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susanhumphrey333

Morning Jane. It's miserable and cold here too. Wrap up ☺️

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pelly

Morning Sue, I will @susanhumphrey333 🔥🔥

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pauline33

Morning Jane have fun in the greenhouse 🤗😊

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pelly

#macro

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gauravsh6

Full of Red Energy 😊

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columbiariver

So pretty Jane 💕

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pelly

Thanks Laura @columbiariver 😀😀

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pelly

Morning peeps, have a great day 👋👋

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janric

You too Jane 😊

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christineb

Morning Jane 🙋🏻 You too 😀

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pelly

Morning Jan &Chris, thanks @janric @christineb 😊😊

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane, and you 💚

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susanhumphrey333

Afternoon Jane ☺️

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pelly

Autumn is coming 💕💕💕

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charlotte

Nooooo. I'm not ready.

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pelly

Me neither Charlotte @charlotte 😯😯😯

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lovemygarden65

Oh no , we haven't had a summer this year . Boooooo 😥☹️☹️

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pelly

We had a week in June didn't we Marilyn @lovemygarden65 😂😃😄

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lovemygarden65

Oh yes I think it was a couple of hours every second day @pelly 😂😂😂☀️

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pelly

So much new growth on my little plant. Hopefully it will be a bit bigger next winter 👍👍👍

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mattfeaton

Oh I like the flowers on these 😊

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pelly

They were gorgeous Matt @mattfeaton 👍👍👍

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jadojado29

Evening Jane @pelly looks happy going to lovely next winter hang on need summer first or are we getting winter again has felt like it last few days 😍😘

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pelly

Evening Suzie, it has hasn't it 😕😕😕 @jadojado29

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titchyfra

That's great, noticed the same on mine, the fresh green leaves are so bright 👍

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awomanonabike

It looks so healthy 😊

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pelly

#advice . My little Skimmia has lots of new growth, but do I just snip off the old flower stems please? 😕😕😕

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Opuntia

I think so. It would look better. Just above the new shoots.

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pelly

That's what I thought Liam, thank you @Opuntia 👌👌👌

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carolgs

Yes it will give the new shoots more energy as well as looking better @pelly

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pelly

Thanks Carol @carolgs 😊😊😊

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brightcolours

#skimmia-advice

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pelly

Cataloguing 😊😊

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titchyfra

Wonderful

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