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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.

Euphorbia pulcherrima

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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valjones-hughes

Well the magic is starting to happen. Newest leaves are turning red. The excitement and are anticipation is nail biting 😉 Thanks #moore794 great advice! #poinsettia #anticipation

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juliesgarden

Wish I could keep one alive Val 😬😂

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ShelleySnyder

#plantmagic fantastic!💘😍

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

That’s amazing Val...

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valjones-hughes

I’ve never managed it before Julie, this one must be tougher than average! @juliesgarden

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valjones-hughes

Thrilled with it Elaine and Shelley, I’m a bit worried about being at my daughters for a couple of days and not being able to put it in the cupboard for the allotted time 😱 I’m hoping that it will be okay with no lights going on! @ShelleySnyder @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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valjones-hughes

#houseplant The #pointsettia is going in the cupboard next week. Feeling nervous!

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BillWatson

Good luck

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anges

It must be a big cupboard 😀

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valjones-hughes

Thanks Bill @BillWatson Ha ha Ange, yes our boiler and solar panels workings cupboard, nice and big, good and dark! @anges

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valjones-hughes

Almost 7 months on and my Christmas #poinsettia is still going #foliagefriday #houseplantsjoho

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charlotte

Wow. Mine could have looked like that if Mr F hadn't thrown it away thinking it was dead.

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rosiebug

That’s beautiful ❤️💚

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rachelbrooks

Now that IS impressive!! I didn’t even know it was possible! 😉🤣

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pelly

At this rate you won't have to buy one this year ❤❤

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carolgs

Looking good, Mine doesn't even last 7 days let alone 7 months!!

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valjones-hughes

I had no idea either @rachelbrooks I have been known to have to replace mine before Christmas @charlotte @carolgs. If it makes it to December 🤞@pelly I’ll probably be looking for advice on getting all the bracts back to red!

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moore.794

Sept to start darkness for xmas bloom

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valjones-hughes

Where is best to keep it Terry. Temperature? How dark? I really want to try and keep this on! @moore.794

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moore.794

Start ing 9/15 cover with cardboardbox or move to closet for 12 to 15 hours each night. Important not to get any light at night. Cool 65-75* f continue water/fert when dry. Pinch tallest back 4 leaves length 9/1.reduce fert 11/1. keeping brightest light during day. minimum of 40 days to get bloom. Good luck @valjones-hughes

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valjones-hughes

Thank you Terry, I know it’s a challenge but I’m up for it. @moore.794

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valjones-hughes

My Christmas #poinsettia in May. Never before! #houseplantsjoho

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juliesgarden

Wow , mine don’t get past x,as eve 🤣🤣🤣

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pelly

Wow Val, that's amazing ❤❤

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rachelbrooks

Wow! That’s impressive Val! 👏🏼👏🏼

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valjones-hughes

Thanks @gardengirlla @juliesgarden @pelly @rachelbrooks I couldn’t believe my eyes when I got home, it had made it to March but was prepared to find a shrivelled mess. Only things that are different are totally full sunlight, south facing patio doors, watered sparingly when dry.

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cee

That's fabulous.👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Well I can’t even keep mine til Boxing Day! 🤣

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rosiebug

💖❤️💖❤️😍👍🏻

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!!💘😍

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valjones-hughes

Thanks @cee @rosiebug @ShelleySnyder @rachelbrooks I have been known to hide my original and buy a second, there is hope 😂

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rachelbrooks

Ooh you little devil! 🤭

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telswirld

Wow! 😀

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valjones-hughes

Whoa! My poinsettia seems to be flowering 😮 🤗 #poinsettia #houseplantsjoho

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pelly

How exciting, you will be able to collect seeds and grow your own 👍👍

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terrimclaughlin

Here in San Antonio, Texas people plant them in the ground I’ve seen some pretty large ones!! I’d think you can do the same there!!!!!😊💕

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valjones-hughes

Don’t think they would take the temperatures or the winds here Terri @terrimclaughlin

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valjones-hughes

@pelly one step at a time! My poinsettias don’t usually get past December 27th 😂🤣

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terrimclaughlin

Maybe not. Yours is so bright red!!! Very pretty 👍🏻👍🏻😊💕

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valjones-hughes

#poinsettiaday it must be Christmas! #houseplantsjoho

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natii

Beautiful! ♥️

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shaz831

It looks fantastic...👌👌👌

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ShelleySnyder

That's a very beautiful one Val!💘😍

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rosiebug

What a beauty ❤️😍👍🏻😊

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valjones-hughes

Lidl bargain June @rosiebug

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