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Profile Image David De Sousa 😎 🇵🇹🇬🇧

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Keen amateur gardener/plant hunter with an eye and taste for the unusual and exotic..๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Persea americana syn. Persea gratissima

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porto

My avocado absobloodylutely loving this heat! 😰โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ😎👌🌿🌿🌿

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lostgardener

From one you ate..?🙂 @porto

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porto

Hi Mark 👋.. yes mate @lostgardener ,😊🇬🇧

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porto

Morning all GT amigos 👋😎.. avocado update! Growing well & looking lush 😏👌🌿🌿🌿.. but still no fruit 🤔🥑🥑🥑 😝 bom dia โ˜€๏ธ😎โ˜€๏ธ

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dan5584

Did you grow from a pit? I really want to give this a go!

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porto

Morning Dan 👋.. yes I did but more through pot luck than skill to be honest 🌿 🙄😁... If I remember i soaked the stone for about a week then dried & placed in a draw for a good couple of months, that early spring I planted it into a medium sized pot of compost & just left in a semi shadded corner indoors, if I remember within a month or so I had a shoot! 🌱 & The rest is history 🌿🌿🌿😎👌 @dan5584

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dan5584

Perfect, thanks mate, will give it a go!

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porto

As stated more luck Dan 🙄.. there's other methods 👍.. most common is to prod some tooth picks into the stones midriff & submerge it into a glass of water โ˜บ๏ธ.. good luck mate anyway 🌿🥑🌿🥑🌿🥑😎 @dan5584

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dan5584

Yeah Iโ€™ve read about that one too, 🤞 Iโ€™ll shall give one of them a go anyway! 😂

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gjones

It's growing great! Looks very healthy!

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porto

Not so cheap over here either! 😒.. I love them myself 🥑🥑🥑 & so fingers crossed (fat chance) 😂 @gardengirlla

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porto

Come again!? Who? 🤔😂😂 @gardengirlla

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porto

Cajun "gree gree"🤔.. I'll rub some on next time I'm watering my avocado Maggie 🥑😉😂 @gardengirlla

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RenataJegereva

Beautiful, good luck! Iโ€™ve grown tonnes of avocado plants that did really well, just from my groceries leftover stones. Not a single one survived: they all got destroyed by a disease, which only strikes avocados and only indoors, while they overwinter indoor. Leaves turned brown and dried

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porto

Hi Renata 👋.. this is my second year with this one, done fine over the winter indoors so fingers crossed 🤞 @RenataJegereva

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porto

Morning all GT Amigo's 👋.... Avocado update... New leaf growth doing well & just in time for the up coming heatwave โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ🌿🌿🌿🌿😎👌... Bom dia..

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kathy

Thatโ€™s growing so fast🤙🏻

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valjones-hughes

Itโ€™s doing really well!

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porto

Avocado update... New top growth + just had a lower leave trim, but still looking strong & healthy 💪😏🌿...

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angiecrazycatlady

I'm trying this at the moment. So far I have a wet slimey stone sat in some water and nothing else happening 🤔😝

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porto

If I remember I soaked mine then dried it out & stuck it in a pot of compost & just forget about it! Think I just got lucky as usual Angie 🌿😁🌿👍 @angiecrazycatlady

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angiecrazycatlady

I'll try that, I don't always get lucky so fingers crossed 😁

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porto

Trial and error Angie 😉 good luck Hun 😙🌱🌱🌱 @angiecrazycatlady

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porto

Sunning my babies in the morning glory 😎🌞👌 #avocado #banana

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justinecouturelondon

Your avocado looks amazing I think I killed my one 🤦🏼โ€โ™€๏ธโ˜น๏ธ

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porto

Oh no! Justine! 🤤 How?.. this is my second summer now with this one do fingers crossed 🌿🌿🌿😏👍 @justinecouturelondon

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porto

Sunning my avocado outdoors for the first time this season 👌😎🌿โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

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porto

Morning GT amigos 🤟🙌🏻... avocado update ... happy to say survived throughout the winter 🌿🌿🌿🌿🤟🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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kathy

Not only survived but thriving

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hannahchristine

@porto looks good hope it gets big and makes plents avocados omg i hv that same record player

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porto

Looking healthy thanks Kathy & Hannah 😏👍... Vinyl is the best 😏👌 @kathy @hannahchristine

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porto

Morning GT Amigo's 👋.. Avocado update.. not much activity but still hanging on through these chilly months! 😖โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ Roll on the hot summer โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ🌿โ˜€๏ธ🌿โ˜€๏ธ🌿โ˜€๏ธ😉👌

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porto

Avocado is still going strong 💪🌿

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ublaszko

You've done very well with it! 👍👍

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kathy

Looking very healthy

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porto

Think it's time for my avocado to come in for the winter now 🌿😏👍

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KariSamuel

What a beauty! 😍

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porto

Avocado update, still alive & enjoying the Sol 🌿🌞🌿🌞🌿🌞👍😏

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shaz831

Well done @porto ...👌👌👌

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suerichards

👏👏👏

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porto

Avocado looking so lush this #foliagefriday 🌿🌿😏👌

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KariSamuel

It's looking great!

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kathy

Just looked back at the progress in 19 weeks, you must have found the ideal spot👏🏻

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porto

Think this hot summer we've had has helped a lot because its been growing - living outside since about mid may 🌞🌞🌞🌿🌿😏 @kathy

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valjones-hughes

Thatโ€™s looking good, not an easy grow!

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porto

Thanks Val, Kari @karisamuel 😏 as stated the weather's helped 🌞🌞🌞 but all I do is water it every other day & feed once every two weeks 🌿🌿 think the test will be over winter! โ„ not sure how they cope as a house plant? 😕 @valjones-hughes

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pottybird42

Congratulations and well done!! I have thrown my avocado stone away, I followed instructions to start it and absolutely nothing happened 🙄 I may try again though. Your plant looks really interesting😏

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porto

Oh dear Gillian ! What instructions did you follow?... Mine took months to germinate! You've got to be very patient 🌱 @pottybird42

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pottybird42

@porto..... I inserted three cocktail stick around its middle then balanced on a glass of water so the stone was half submerged, but all that happened was that the bottom of the stone got covered in green slimey stuff, looked horrible. So I threw it out โ˜น๏ธ😁

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KariSamuel

Being in Wisconsin, mine come inside! Sunniest window possibly. Continually watering or the leaves drop.

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porto

#bestofaugust 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌿🌿🌿🌿😏👌

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kez001uk

Looking very impressive! 😋

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porto

Morning GT Amigo's 👋.. #avocado enjoying the morning Sol โ˜€😎โ˜€..happy Friday 👍

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pelly

Morning David 🙋🙋

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porto

Morning Jane 🙌🏻🙌🏻

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faerie

Morning @porto 😊 x

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AlisaJ

Morning David! Enjoy that sunshine โ˜€๏ธ😎

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porto

Morning AJ same to you 😙โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€😎👌 @AlisaJ

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suerichards

Happy Friday the sun is out 😀

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sunflowers99

Morning @porto , looks like it's going to be a nice day 🌻🌞😘

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porto

It does Lucy! โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€👌😙😏..well depending where you are @sunflowers99

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sunflowers99

I'm based in Stevenage, so not too far @porto 😊

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porto

Your the Stevenage GT amigo! Got you mixed up with @pelly the other week 😁😁... @sunflowers99

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porto

Avocado update, check out the size of the leaves!! 🌿🌿 sure I'll have fruit by the end of summer 🍈🍈🍈😏😂👌 #avocado

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kathy

Wishful thinking 🤣🤣

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porto

You ever know kathy! I could have a avocado plantation this time next year!😆😆👌🏻😉 @kathy

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kathy

Love it David, could make your fortune😂

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porto

Wishful thinking @kathy 😉😁

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porto

@papillio1991 🌿

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papillio1991

@porto yours is doing better than mine now! :) have you got it outside? What sort of climate?

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porto

Thanks Charlotte 😙 yes, due to this amazing summer were having 🌞🌞🌞its been living outside I'd say since the beginning of June 👌😏 @papillio1991 + I feed it every two weeks with a tomato feed 💪

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porto

Avocado update, no taller but packed with big lovely leaves 🌿🌿🌿😎👌 @papillio1991

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porto

She's getting there Kelsi 😍🌿🌿🌿👌 @KelsiBriana

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porto

Avocado enjoying this gorgeous evening with friends 🌿🌿🌿😏 @papillio1991

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papillio1991

Beautiful! Well done

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porto

No thank you Charlotte , took your advice on board 😉🤘👍🏻x ...its been living outdoors for the last month 😊 @papillio1991

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porto

Morning GT Amigo's 👋.. #avocado still growing and looking lush 🌿🌞😎 bom dia..

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juliesgarden

Morning David 🙌👍

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porto

Morning Julie 🙌👋

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pelly

Morning David 👋👋

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kimmy01

Morninggg... Mine just started showing shoots finally the other day and growing quickly... 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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porto

Afternoon Kim 👋 think I'm germinated at the right time 🌿👍 .. In time to all this gorgeous hot weather 🌞🌞🌞🌞 and it's loving it 😎🌿 @kimmy01

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kimmy01

I stated mine end of last summer 😁😁😁 on a plus side they have plenty of roots ... Are yours outside now? 🌱

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porto

Tell me about it kim! Mine took age's to shoot 🌱 I even forgot about until I checked & notice a small leaf shooting up 😁 yes & no, depending on the evening, but in the last few days I've left it out because its been so muggy warm at night & + its big enough to be out 💪🌿😎 @kimmy01

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porto

Afternoon Amigo's 👋🌞😎🌞😎🌞😎...Avocado update! Think I might need a bigger pot! 😏🌿🌿😁

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juliesgarden

yep 👍🤣

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papillio1991

Looking fabulous!!! Keep updating x

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porto

Hi Charlotte ... its got slightly bigger since... 😉 👍🏻 @papillio1991

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porto

Bom dia Amigo's👋.. What a gorgeous day 😎โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€โ˜€👌😏... Avocado update! A good 3inches tall with 4 leaves & looking strong 💪👌😉 @pixierose @papillio1991

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kathy

Glorious weather

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rachelbrooks

Woohoo! Look at that go! 👍🏼👍🏼

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pixierose

Ola @porto I thought 💭 it was a different way of saying good afternoon? Unless you live somewhere where itโ€™s morning? Bom nuit (is that good night? 🤔🙏🏼Adios Porto โ˜บ๏ธ

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porto

Kind of Christine😁 think your getting Spanish mixed up with your Portuguese senhora 🇪🇸🇵🇹 not to worry! Same difference 😉 @pixierose

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pixierose

@porto oops 🙊 sorry.

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porto

Please don't apologize Christine 😉 @pixierose

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porto

Afternoon amigos 👋 just got home from work & look who's popped out to play for the summer! 😎👋 #avocado 😉🌱👌 @papillio1991

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kathy

👏🏻 well done David did you peel off some of the stone casing?

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porto

Thanks Kathy 😃 .. No it just naturally fell of over time 😊🌱👌

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pixierose

Iโ€™ve got 2 in water and hoping they grow. @porto 😊🙏🏼

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porto

Has yours sprouted whilst still in water Christine ? @pixierose 🙂👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Oh hello!

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pixierose

No not yet David 😐 @porto

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porto

Soon Christine 😏🌱👍 @pixierose .. Well hello to you Rachel 👋😙😊 @rachelbrooks

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