passion flower

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  1. steve b

    steve b Gardener

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    i have a passion flower which 2 days ago finally showed me the first really pretty flower, i went away for 2 days and when i returned today the flower had closed up, i was wondering if this was normal? as i have never kept these before.
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Yep, its normal steve, usually only last a day sometimes two if its cool and cloudy.
    But then they dont usually open. [​IMG]
     
  3. steve b

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    thanks a lot pete, will it come back??
     
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    steve b you may get passion fruits if you get some pollonation by insects....and loads more seeds from this fruit....which type is it ??
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  5. steve b

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    not quite sure ladybird, but next flower i will photograph and sent to you,hopefully you can ID it for me [​IMG]
     
  6. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    That particular flower wont come back Steve, but you should have more buds coming, they can take a while to settle down.
    A picture would be great. [​IMG]
     
  7. steve b

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    thanks again pete i have got two pics, the first shows the buds, as you can see the bottom one was the first flower, the top left i suspect has been and gone while i was away, by the look of it. only one to go :( , apart from the little bud in the bottom left
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    but as you can see from the other picture it is growing well and fast, it was only 20 inches approx 3 months ago.

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  8. steve b

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    my last flower? happiness tinged with sadness [​IMG] :(
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    They are extraordinary, aren't they and quite unique.

    You should enter this pic in the comp [​IMG]
     
  10. steve b

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    thanks michael i will, i may never see any more of them for another year :(
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Yeah I reckon you'll get some more later on, give it time, and some more heat and sunshine.
     
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