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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Weigela 'Florida Variegata' syn. Weigela florida 'Variegata', Weigela florida 'Aureovariegata'

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Hundreds of #pink and white flowers on the Weigela this year. Another one which is overgrown, and I'll probably prune it soon. Flowers appear on previous years growth so best to prune this shrub straight after flowering. #weigela #advice

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vec

Love this @richard.spicer.7906 Had this colour and a fushia pink flowered one in an old garden, took cuttings but left them in my previous garden. Wish I'd taken them with me now

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MelanieAt

Gorgeous!

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Lin 😀 , from experience they seem to cope very well in partial to almost full shade - in fact this one is at the back of the garden which is partial shade. I have another 3 under the 40ft cherry tree, and two others in full-partial sun. The flowering appears to be no different between them all. (I think the previous owner of my house liked Weigela 😉) @linfoster

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richard.spicer.7906

😊👍🏼 @MelanieAt

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richard.spicer.7906

@vec oh thats a shame Julie. They really are lovely plants. I heavily pruned some of mine and tend to find after a heavy prune they take a couple of years to fully come back flowering wise, but light prunes are fine. You should definitely try to get a new one for your new place, and you can get some interesting foliage and flower combinations now 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

😂😂 - yeah, stick with just the one or two! I wouldn't mind as they flower profusely but the previous owner seems to have planted almost all the same variety! They could have had a least a mix perhaps 🙄 @linfoster

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vec

Right on the lookout now for a cutting to pinch from somewhere 😉

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vec

We're off out on our bikes shortly, will see what I can spy on my travels @linfoster 😃😃😃

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HomeSunflower

Hello Richard, I have a very young variegated Weigela thats flowering all round the bottom. Do you think I should prune after flowering or leave it this year to let it establish a bit more? Thanks.

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richard.spicer.7906

@HomeSunflower Hello 👋🏼 if it's quite young then it probably doesn't need much pruning yet other than trying to ensure its got a nice shape. Weigela tends to grow arch like stems, so just to a tiny bit of of tidying, remove any weak or damaged growth and let it establish a bit longer 👍🏼

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titchyfra

Gorgeous these certainly have flower power @richard.spicer.7906 sadly I have one in front garden but plan to remove as it doesn't fit in with my plans there and hoping to find space somewhere for it!! Assuming it survives! 😕

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