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vec

Essex based gardener. Trying to achieve a tropical looking garden 🌴🌴🌴

Melianthus major 'Purple Haze'

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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vec

#melianthus-major still putting out new leaves #winter

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richard.spicer.7906

I’m finding it has quite a growth spur in late autumn, have you noticed that too Julie? I fear mine will get caught by frosts but it always comes back from the base.

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vec

Yes I have noticed that @richard.spicer.7906 I protected mine last year with a fleece bag and although it looked rubbish, it wasn't cut to the ground 😉

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks for the tip Julie 👍🏼 would love to try keeping mine going for a second year rather than growing from base again. Have you had yours flower before?

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vec

No not yet @richard.spicer.7906 Fingers crossed for next year. Merry Christmas 🎅

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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vec

I've got some #hidden-gems who are doing their thing slowly but surely behind the the madness of the dahlias. Just taken a few pictures to update my library of photos on here so just ignore me for the next 10 minutes 😀 #honeybush

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Garyg

Mines just coming into flower.

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struddles

Very nice🌿

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jeatacake

Mine is slow too, but hoping bit flowers next year, if it survives the winter!

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clipperty

Wouldn't be without this, I bet it looks great behind your dahlias. Great for coastal gardens (not than mine is a coastal garden) and the leaves when you rub them smell of peanuts. So I have renamed it Smellianthus #apnc @rachelbrooks 😆

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vec

Had to look at #apnc tags to work out what it meant 😂 Can we have another club ? #pnics #plant-names-I-cant-say For instance only after watching Monty did I realise superbum was pronounced superb um rather than super bum 😂😂😂 @clipperty

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clipperty

Definitely Julie 😂😂 For me that was cotoneaster - much prefer 'Cotton Easter' - It's a minefield...Maybe @ukgardentags should do a day dedicated to #apnc and #pnic hahaha @rachelbrooks xxx

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rachelbrooks

Lol girls! 😂 I think I'll always still say super bum Julie and a day specially for alternative and unpronounceable names is a great idea! Although you'd have to go a long way to beat Claude's hybrid... 😂😂 @clipperty

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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vec

#new-growth #melianthus-major #raindrops (if you look closely) 💚

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pauline33

Oh such a pretty picture 👌🤗😊💦

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lamaisonbleueoleron

Great plant reminds me of peanut butter than honey 🤦🏼‍♂️😱

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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vec

Another of my birthday presents ☺ #melianthusmajor

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clipperty

Otherwise known as Smellianthus 😂 Possibly my favourite shrub. Rub the leaves and they smell of peanut butter @vec 😁

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lamaisonbleueoleron

👌👍😎very nice, Bon anniversaire💐

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lamaisonbleueoleron

#melianthusmajor

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hayleyaj

Yay!!! Love them! Mine are doing so well, grown from seed. Not sure how they got the name #honeybush as they smell like raw meat! But look amazing and just keep on growing!! 💜💚👍👏😂

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hayleyaj

And a very Happy Birthday Julie🎂 @vec

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pauline33

Great present 💕happy birthday 💐🍰🍾

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lbohlin

Happy birthday!

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jeatacake

Happy birthday Julie 🎆. Nice plant & about the same size as mine, which I'll be planting outside in the spring 👍

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gailybob

Happy birthday @vec one of the best birthday presents x

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plants

@julie. 🎂Happy Birthday to you hope you had a good one 😀🌹

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vec

I had a few of garden related items ... Can't think why @gailybob 🤔 one of my clients gave me a half moon edging tool and gardening gloves ☺ Got a tray of pansies and a skimmia from the mother in law, foxtail Lily bulb from my daughter and the melianthus major and clematis were extra pressies off my other half as well as a trendy woolly hat for gardening in 😂😂😂

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