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What's looking good in August 2017

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

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  1. Zigs

    Zigs Naughty Ginger Admin Staff Member

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    July's thread here

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      A couple of sunflowers
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      Eucomis sparkling burgundy
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      Salvia bulleyana
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      Galtonia
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      Catharanthus Mediterranean lilac
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        IMG_2452.JPG Miscanthus Cabaret, persicaria Orangefield, and canna Tropicanna Black
         
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          Totally "poke-your-tongue-out" Gorgeous!!!! :love30:
           
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            @pete Ipomoea (twining around my arbour) :yes:

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            Rose "Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday"

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            Hemerocallis "Sammy Russell"

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            *Think* it might be an aster :dunno:

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            Black Eyed Susan (from seed)

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            • pete

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

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              @"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:
               
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                :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:
                 
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                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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

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                      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.
                       
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                        [​IMG]............ It`s raining ! Lovely!
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                          Brilliant plants there Tetters. :)
                           
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                            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:
                             
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