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valjones-hughes

Time for a update. Been here for 5 years now so the garden is no longer brand new. It’s still windy, it’s still stony and I still have so many plans.

Acanthus mollis

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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valjones-hughes

My friend Bryn brought a good root of this not long after we moved in so this is it’s 5th and best year. It’s special since I gave him his original plant from my old London garden! #plantsfromfriends

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rachelbrooks

What goes around... that’s brill!

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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valjones-hughes

It’s a strange plant but I find it endlessly fascinating #acanthus #bearsbreeches

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KariSamuel

There's so much detail and design and texture going on! I wouldn't tire looking at it! 😊🤩🤗

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valjones-hughes

Exactly Kari,and different at every stage and from every angle @KariSamuel

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valjones-hughes

A few days on @brisbets

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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valjones-hughes

Such a lot of promise in the garden now including this #acanthus but this one is such a great architectural plant even when it isn’t flowering #foliagefriday

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Mikekally

Oooh thank you for reminding me, must go check mine!! Yours looks great @valjones-hughes, the leaves are so healthy!

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valjones-hughes

Thanks Kim!

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brisbets

I always liked this one...did we have it at the old house too?

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valjones-hughes

Yes, I gave a root to Bryn and after we moved he brought a root to me. Son of acanthus Wrottesley! @brisbets about 15 spikes on it right now.

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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valjones-hughes

My #bearsbreeches have survived so far, they’re usually mush by now! They came back after the first, early, heavy frost in October and we haven’t had much since then - and no snow at all! #acanthus #foliagefriday

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terrimclaughlin

Beautiful 👍🏻🤗😊💕

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valjones-hughes

Acanthus still trying for a new bloom! Heading for disappointment sadly🤔

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valjones-hughes

The huge Acanthus are fading fast but they are still a great architectural feature in the border #acanthus #bearsbreeches #fadedbeauty

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valjones-hughes

#acanthus

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jeatacake

Love these 👍. Still waiting for my 2 to 3 year old one to flower

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valjones-hughes

Someone told me they don't like the soil too rich @jeatacake. This is the prodgeny of one from my old garden. After I moved a friend turned up with it - I have given him one from my original plant!

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jeatacake

The soil here is pretty rich being clay, which is normally a good thing, but I guess not always! 😕

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valjones-hughes

Soil here is clay too Jeff, so maybe it will come. Foliage is fab too!

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vec

Once they get going, they'll go mad and take over @jeatacake 3 years is about right ☺

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jeatacake

Thanks Val & Julie @vec 👍

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valjones-hughes

2 nights of frost have finished off the acanthus #bearsbreeches #frostbites #latebloomer

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pauline33

Aww shame to see it like that but it's been a cracker 👏👏😉

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valjones-hughes

How long have you had it @Jasonsparkes1, I was kind of surprised this flowered this year. Very pleased though, I had a lovely one in my old garden and gave some to a friend, he turned up here last autumn with a piece from his plant. Full circle!

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valjones-hughes

@Jasonsparkes1, my old garden was very dry and the soil not very rich so maybe. This garden is very different - only time will tell!

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