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thehardygardener

Organicleygardener. Grows wildflowers perennials native trees. Gardening since crawling faster than slugs. Seasonaly challenged Scotland

Meconopsis 'Lingholm' (Fertile Blue Group) syn. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Lingholm', Meconopsis x sheldonii 'Lingholm'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
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thehardygardener

New growth #spring, shiny rocks

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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thehardygardener

First mec, am last

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pelly

Can’t wait to see this Aly 💙💙

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thehardygardener

Everything really slow @pelly including me!

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rhgs

Hope yours are nice like mine.

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pelly

Aww, bless you Aly, I know that feeling 🙄🙄

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thehardygardener

It's been great ti see the season get going @rhgs

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thehardygardener

Bit more sun @pelly

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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thehardygardener

Mecanopsis doing great

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jeatacake

It's coming on well 👍

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thehardygardener

Am pleased they survived moving @jeatacake all seedlings fine too

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Acetaker

Gourgous♥️ Would u have seed for these,plz!😍 @thehardygardener

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thehardygardener

These being bi annual no flowers yet @Acetaker but next year

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Acetaker

K..I'll b watching for their beauty to flower😊

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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thehardygardener

Mec babies, special seed

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pottybird42

Is that you're purple hair falling out 😳😳?

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Soph1e

Love the hair colour but what's it doing in a plant pot?!

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thehardygardener

No not mine @pottybird42 the kids!

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thehardygardener

It's slug proofing @Soph1e and it works

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Soph1e

Will have to remember that! It's a hell of a lot cheaper than wool pellets!

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thehardygardener

Wool I have that too @Soph1e bi tie round the pot. However the copper tape works, as does old wire, also eggsshels. All deter the slime monsters!

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ofthought

Hmm, have a prolifically shedding dog think that will work too?

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thehardygardener

For shure @ofthought I use cat brushings too, placed in amongst seedlings

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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thehardygardener

Palest poppies, washed oot in the rain

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christineb

Such a shame, it's a beautiful colour

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mich

They're stunning Aly..I just love them it's my favourite flower in the garden but they just don't last long enough do they..mind you may be that's why we treasure them so much when we've got them in bloom.. they're we can't do nothing about the rain thou 💦🙄💙

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thehardygardener

My collection is in various ages n stages, 2nd yr flowers, got some new seeds, can't find my stash,in a box somewhere, @mich I propagate by divisions too

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thehardygardener

Thank you @christineb

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mich

Hi Aly so are mine I got some last year but I got them at the start of the summer so they didn't flower but they really bushed out this year and I've got some I grew from seed this year..it took time but I got there, you'll come across them Aly 👍

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thehardygardener

It's a passion alpine plants, got homework mecs society's new book, I add grit to the tops @mich fir over winter 1st yr babies, cositted things

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mich

I love the alpine plants too Aly they're just beautiful, I might just do that too then if it's worked for you it will work here too but the ones I got last year came up ok..but it wasn't a bad winter there so it's probably best to protect them just incase we get a bad one 👍

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mich

You right..cosseted plants 🤗💙

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thehardygardener

Yeah winter drainage important as too wet winters will rot, @mich alpine anything as they're like me, hardy as!

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