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Busy Lizzie Variegated in kitchen 15-07-2011


By Balcony

Busy Lizzie Variegated in kitchen 15-07-2011

This lovely Busy Lizzie is growing in our kitchen. The buds look like rose buds! The variegated foliage is quite thick but looks very nice.

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Oh..I like it! :))

16 Jul, 2011


Lovely foliage and beautiful flowers :o)

16 Jul, 2011


Nice one Balcony, [your little Clematis seedlings are doing very well] ;0)

17 Jul, 2011


When I saw it in Tesco I couldn't resist, not even 1 minute! I rarely buy anything on impulse but my daughter had it in her garden 2 years ago & I tried to take a cutting as we left her house to go home but it was getting dark & I didn't take a decent piece with sufficient stem & it died on me! :'(( So I was delighted to see it - the only one as well! But it was extremely dry, on the point of wilting. When I got it home I immediately put it in a saucer of water. Busy Lizzies normally pick up straight away & respond very quickly to watering. This one was no exception but all the lovely flower buds dropped off! :,(( Only a few days ago did it start to flower once again. I intend to take some cutting & do my best to keep them alive for as long as I can! I think I've had the plant at least 3 weeks or perhaps 4 as I don't remember exactly when I bought it.

I thought you would all like it! :-))

18 Jul, 2011


A "Tesco rescue" Lol.
I hope it continues to flower well for you ...

Lots of rain on your allotments, I bet ? ;o)

18 Jul, 2011


Yes, there was a lot of rain, about an inch possibly on Sat. After I posted my comment above we had a brief shower of rain!

18 Jul, 2011

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