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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.

Eucomis

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valjones-hughes

The flowers are long gone but the developing seed pods keep the fascination going. Autumn #eucomis #pineapplelily

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juliesgarden

Morning Val , yes mine are the same , fascinating 💚

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valjones-hughes

Morning Julie @juliesgarden

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valjones-hughes

My pineapple lilies are long - and wiggly - this year too @porto @sieveheadsarah #eucomisbicolour

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porto

WOW! Looking lush.. You can't beat a long wiggly one hey Val 💃🍍🌿🌿😏 @valjones-hughes @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

They look good Val, at least you have one more flower than I do 😀

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valjones-hughes

Well I wondered if last summer was a one off and whether I would see the pineapple lilies again. But they’re back 🤗🤩 #eucomisbicolour #pineapplelily

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richard.spicer.7906

Classic beauty 👌🏼 - Eucomis bicolor is quite hardy apparently so many have seen them come back from winter. I haven’t been brave enough to leave mine out, I should do really but as I bring all the others in I hate to leave it outside on its own 😂

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valjones-hughes

I really wasn’t sure what to do @richard.spicer.7906 but eventually and tentatively left it out! It wasn’t an easy winter but it survived - and looked fabulous with frost on it! (Scroll over)

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valjones-hughes

And they’re back. It was such an unusual summer last year I wasn’t sure these would make it here over time but they’re back and I am absolutely delighted. #eucomis #pineapplelily

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Thank goodness you got massive leaves like mine....I was beginning to think I had a mutant 🤣🤣

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valjones-hughes

I did wonder Elaine, maybe all the wet weather brought on the extra growth?? @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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valjones-hughes

I think my #desertislandplant THIS YEAR would be #eucomisbicolour #pineapplelily I got so excited when the leaves first showed. I loved the spotty leaves and the purple edged ones. The anticipation for the flowers was intense and I loved them when they arrived. I loved that they were great insect magnets for such a long time. When the frost came early they looked stunning. Finally I collected the dried flowers and put them in pretty glasses around the house so I continue to admire them.

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pelly

I've got these to do this year, I hope I get as much enjoyment from mine as you have had from yours Val 💗💗

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lilybee

Great collage Val and fantastic description of why you'd pick this too! 🙂

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Just planted mine....should be interesting...🍍🍍🍍🍍

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valjones-hughes

These were my first @pelly @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom you’ll love them I’m sure!

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awomanonabike

I couldn’t agree more Val. Just fabulous. Wish they were hardy but apart from that they’re 👌

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valjones-hughes

#fadedbeauty #eucomis #pineapplelily

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ShelleySnyder

Very cool Val!💘😍

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AlisaJ

Fab close up 👌🏼👌🏼

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valjones-hughes

This weather is pants! The wind kept me awake so I started early harvesting eucomis seeds at the kitchen table. Don’t cough when you’re doing this job! #eucomis #pineapplelily #seeds #seedharvest #driedflowers

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣 Morning Val, absolutely dire here too !

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valjones-hughes

3 days Julie @juliesgarden, I’m going stir crazy!

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lesliecole49

Or sneeze! 😁

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valjones-hughes

More frost this morning. I’ve cut this #eucomis now, it’s full of seeds! #pineapplelily #frost

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rachelbrooks

Pretty with a touch of frost ❄️🍍do you cut just the flower spike back Val or the leaves as well? Can’t remember what I did last year 🤔 think I just let them die back

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ShelleySnyder

Fabulous photo!💘😍

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valjones-hughes

Hi Rachel, the leaves are a soggy mess. They didn’t like the frost much! @rachelbrooks

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valjones-hughes

Morning everyone. Sunny Sunday here. This year was my first try at growing pineapple lilies, inspired by seeing them here on GardenTags. I’m just a little bit obsessed! #lily #lilies #pineapplelily #eucomis

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vec

Morning Val, gorgeous aren't they 😍

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jadojado29

Morning Val @valjones-hughes Love these 1st time growing them after seeing so many lovely pics on here last year 😍😘

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valjones-hughes

Marvellous @vec @jadojado29

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh no you've inspired me now, it's gorgeous. Are they easy to grow 😍

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valjones-hughes

Yes Angie @angiecrazycatlady it was plant, water, watch and wait. I think this summer might have helped, it will be interesting to see how they cope with a normal Welsh one!

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh well in that case it's on my wishlist 😁

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rosiebug

Fabulous 💚🍍 mine too 😍👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Fab pic! They’re just bonkers flowers! Love em! 🍍🍍🍍

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kez001uk

So unusual, gorgeous things!

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valjones-hughes

Even more bonkers @rachelbrooks I’ve just read that you can eat the bulbs!

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valjones-hughes

Aren’t they just @kez001uk from first leaves onwards!

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valjones-hughes

So here it is @jadojado29 @jacaranda @fisherman I’m just as excited- think it’s amazing #pineapplelily #eucomisbicolour

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awomanonabike

Isn’t that wonderful! 💚

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valjones-hughes

It certainly is Jacquline @awomanonabike. There will be more next year!

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ShelleySnyder

Absolutely stunning!!💘😍

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rosiebug

That is so lovely 💜💚😍👍🏻

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clipperty

They really are quite incredible! No flower spikes on mine this year tho x x

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valjones-hughes

I was wondering if the bulbs would stay true next year Claudia @clipperty how long have you had yours?

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clipperty

I got mine from @rachelbrooks - she’s a gem - it’s their first year so 🤞🏻 for year 2. Really healthy and full of leaf just no flower! @richard.spicer.7906 possibly knows? X x x

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richard.spicer.7906

Eucomis bicolor will definitely return for many years and you should get new bulbs forming too. They can soon clump up. Unfortunately mine are habitual sleepers and take forever to wake up. The leaves are not fully out and one bulb has not even worked up yet 😳 @valjones-hughes @clipperty

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jacaranda

That’s definitely got the wow factor, Val! How tall are the flowers? @valjones-hughes

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rachelbrooks

Fab Val! Love it. Mine are in their second year and two out of three have flowers 👍🏼

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valjones-hughes

Good to know @rachelbrooks. About a foot tall @jacaranda and growing a bit every day.

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valjones-hughes

Here’s my GardenTags inspired first timer @jadojado29 @jacaranda @fisherman I’m ridiculously excited about it! #pineapplelily

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fisherman

Me too!💚💚💚

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ShelleySnyder

This is so very cool!💘😍

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angiecrazycatlady

Oh wow I love this 😍

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jacaranda

Can wait for mine to get bigger! Thanks for sharing @valjones-hughes Yours looks great 👍😘

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rosiebug

How unusual 🍍💚😍👍🏻😊

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awomanonabike

That looks wonderful. Is it a bicolor? I love the coloured edge to the pineapple top 🍍💚

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valjones-hughes

The labelling wasn’t very specific Jaqueline @awomanonabike (a real cheapie) but it looks like it. I’ll have to wait til it’s fully out though to know for certain. Chuffed with it whatever the variety!

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awomanonabike

I’m not surprised you’re chuffed. It already looks fabulous 😃

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gjones

That's doing great! I'd be excited too😊

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valjones-hughes

Can’t wait for this one! #lily

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jendren

I’m so envious Val. I planted two in May and keep scraping the soil away to see what’s going on. Looks like they’re putting up shoots. But prob planted them too late for this year. Yours is fab

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valjones-hughes

My first ever @LyndaClack @jendren - found so many new plants to grow through GT🤗

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jendren

Me too Val. It’s really reinvigorated both me and my garden!

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valjones-hughes

My #mondaymotivation was finding this has suddenly made an appearance! Inspired by seeing them here last year! #pineapplelily #anticipation

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lovemygarden65

😕 can’t see mine 😕 think they didn’t survive the winter 😕

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valjones-hughes

Oh shame Marilyn @lovemygarden65, it’s not very big, maybe there’s time yet😕

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