1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Please note - to keep GC running smoothly, from time to time the staff will have to close a long thread and continue it in a new thread. You too can do your bit to help - if you have a long running PM conversation, please terminate the conversation and start a new conversation. For further information, please contact a member of the staff team.
    Dismiss Notice

What's looking good in August 2017

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Zigs, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Zigs

    Zigs Naughty Ginger Admin Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    43,225
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Historic Building Conservator
    Location:
    GCHQ Zone 9a Dorzet
    Ratings:
    +54,270
    July's thread here

    DSCI0006.JPG

    DSCI0005.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 11
    • HsuH

      HsuH Super Gardener

      Joined:
      Mar 9, 2013
      Messages:
      619
      Location:
      Bristol
      Ratings:
      +3,060
      A couple of sunflowers
      IMG_0663.JPG

      IMG_0664.JPG

      Eucomis sparkling burgundy
      IMG_0660.JPG

      Salvia bulleyana
      IMG_0665.JPG

      Galtonia
      IMG_0692.JPG

      Catharanthus Mediterranean lilac
      IMG_0659.JPG
       
      • Like Like x 14
      • Verdun

        Verdun Passionate gardener

        Joined:
        Oct 16, 2012
        Messages:
        1,326
        Gender:
        Male
        Location:
        West Cornwall
        Ratings:
        +2,611
        IMG_2452.JPG Miscanthus Cabaret, persicaria Orangefield, and canna Tropicanna Black
         
        • Like Like x 13
        • "M"

          "M" Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Aug 11, 2012
          Messages:
          16,655
          Location:
          The Garden of England
          Ratings:
          +26,706
          Totally "poke-your-tongue-out" Gorgeous!!!! :love30:
           
          • Like Like x 4
          • Agree Agree x 2
          • "M"

            "M" Total Gardener

            Joined:
            Aug 11, 2012
            Messages:
            16,655
            Location:
            The Garden of England
            Ratings:
            +26,706
            @pete Ipomoea (twining around my arbour) :yes:

            DSCN0714 (1024x807).jpg

            Rose "Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday"

            DSCN0724 (1024x836).jpg


            Hemerocallis "Sammy Russell"

            DSCN0729 (1024x706).jpg

            *Think* it might be an aster :dunno:

            DSCN0734 (768x1024).jpg

            Black Eyed Susan (from seed)

            DSCN0744 (1024x768).jpg
             
            • Like Like x 12
            • alana

              alana Gardener

              Joined:
              May 5, 2008
              Messages:
              314
              Occupation:
              Head Gardener
              Location:
              Far East of Suffolk
              Ratings:
              +485
            • pete

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

              Joined:
              Jan 9, 2005
              Messages:
              23,189
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              joinery
              Location:
              Mid Kent
              Ratings:
              +17,348
              @"M", so was it you that had the Ipomoea cutting I took to shineys?

              I remember you unwinding the stem that had started to climb a cane, the stem I had spent the best part of two weeks trying to get to twine. :biggrin:
               
              • Funny Funny x 3
              • Like Like x 2
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • "M"

                "M" Total Gardener

                Joined:
                Aug 11, 2012
                Messages:
                16,655
                Location:
                The Garden of England
                Ratings:
                +26,706
                :heehee: I did do that :redface: but I can tell you this much ... it has needed *no* fussing to twine around my arbour. I wanted you to know I hadn't killed it off with my brown thumbs :heehee:
                I'm really thrilled with it, so a big :thanks: for nurturing it and taking it to Shineyland :thumbsup:
                 
                • Like Like x 2
                • Friendly Friendly x 2
                • Agree Agree x 1
                • pete

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

                  Joined:
                  Jan 9, 2005
                  Messages:
                  23,189
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  Occupation:
                  joinery
                  Location:
                  Mid Kent
                  Ratings:
                  +17,348
                  You need to keep it frost free this winter and pot it on next spring, it will be twice the size next year, if you do.
                   
                  • Like Like x 3
                  • Informative Informative x 1
                  • "M"

                    "M" Total Gardener

                    Joined:
                    Aug 11, 2012
                    Messages:
                    16,655
                    Location:
                    The Garden of England
                    Ratings:
                    +26,706
                    :ThankYou: I don't have a sunny conservatory, so, it is going to have to go into the bathroom, which is the brightest room over winter (same with the red leafy plant I snaffled from your offerings too :heehee: ).
                    As for size, it has climbed to the top of the arbour and thickened out quite nicely :thumbsup: If it doubles next year, it will be absolutely stunning!
                     
                    • Like Like x 4
                    • pete

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

                      Joined:
                      Jan 9, 2005
                      Messages:
                      23,189
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Occupation:
                      joinery
                      Location:
                      Mid Kent
                      Ratings:
                      +17,348
                      I just cut it off from the support at around 4ft high, dry it off slightly and keep it as cool as possible without any frost.
                      You could take a few cuttings if you want a back up.
                       
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • Informative Informative x 1
                      • KFF

                        KFF Gardener

                        Joined:
                        May 30, 2017
                        Messages:
                        291
                        Gender:
                        Male
                        Ratings:
                        +698
                      • Tetters

                        Tetters Gardener

                        Joined:
                        Apr 25, 2017
                        Messages:
                        411
                        Gender:
                        Female
                        Location:
                        Kent
                        Ratings:
                        +888
                        [​IMG]............ It`s raining ! Lovely!
                        DSC00009.JPGDSC00019.JPGDSC00015.JPGDSC00016.JPGDSC00012.JPGDSC00013.JPGDSC00018.JPGDSC00014.JPG
                         
                        • Like Like x 13
                        • Verdun

                          Verdun Passionate gardener

                          Joined:
                          Oct 16, 2012
                          Messages:
                          1,326
                          Gender:
                          Male
                          Location:
                          West Cornwall
                          Ratings:
                          +2,611
                          Brilliant plants there Tetters. :)
                           
                          • Agree Agree x 3
                          • "M"

                            "M" Total Gardener

                            Joined:
                            Aug 11, 2012
                            Messages:
                            16,655
                            Location:
                            The Garden of England
                            Ratings:
                            +26,706
                            The dark foliage, with the red flower ... I had that in my previous garden. Wanted to go back and sneak a bit of it after we'd moved but Mr "M" wouldn't let me (meany bean! :nonofinger: ) Totally regret not doing that because all the land has been massacred for a new build. :doh:
                            Please tell me what it is? I'd really love to have some in this garden and I really don't know what it is I am looking for. I loved it! :wub2:
                             
                            • Like Like x 3

                            Share This Page