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victorial

Planting a garden from scratch, plant by plant. Very impulse driven. Aiming for year round flowers in support of wildlife and pollinators!

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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victorial

Another non native that has snuck into the garden. Last year it only really attracted #hoverflies but this year it’s had lots of #bees and #bumblebees on it too because it is in flower so early. #plantsforpollinators

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victorial

This is already covered in flowers with lots more to open! Early flowering?

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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victorial

This has been a great surprise. Huge clouds of purple flowers on the flower which I planted because I love it, not because it fits my native wildlife garden. However what’s been the great surprise is that #hoverflies love it! There’s been loads visiting the flowers all day and I’m so pleased! #wildlife #purple #flowers #macro 04-08-19

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
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victorial

First flowers have opened on this since it started climbing!

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ublaszko

I'm tempted to buy one next year but supposedly it grows quite fast. I already have passionflower vine which keeps me on my toes.

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victorial

@ublaszko yes it seems to be growing quick! I’ve put it onto an obelisk so fingers crossed I can keep it under control 😂

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ublaszko

I think I'll stay away. 😅 I already have passionflower, red jasmine and cobea that I have to keep pruning to keep in check 😥

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victorial

@ublaszko sounds like a plan! I hope I don’t live to regret it 🤔

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ublaszko

You probably can chop it back after flowering or in spring. I hard prune my passionflower leaving just a couple of main vines and the rest gets chopped off. 😁😁

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victorial

@ublaszko thank you! I’ll be coming to you when the time comes. Don’t want to kill it the first time I do it!

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ublaszko

The safest bet is to prune when you see first signs of new growth 😊👍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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victorial

Every day when I was a little girl, I walked past one of these on the way to school. It took me ages to identify, but now I’ve got a garden of my own, I am ecstatic to have this one delivered today! Can’t wait to get it planted this weekend #macro

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jaynehynesburton

I have a white one, love it

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victorial

I didn’t know they come in white?!?! Although I’d still have gone for purple 😊

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Metchick

I have a white one too 😊

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victorial

I’m going to have to google this @jaynehynesburton and @Metchick

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