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  1. mazambo

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    Never really been a fan of hydrangeas but I saw "limelight" on gardeners world and here it is.20200801_142439.jpg
     
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      Very nice, mazambo:love30::thumbsup: So you decided to buy "Limelight" when it was in the limelight:scratch::heehee:
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        DSC_0002 (1).JPGDSC_0015 (1).JPGDSC_0024 (1).JPG Inspired by @ARMANDII's purchase, I ordered the climbing Rose "Bathsheba" from David Austin

        A robust healthy specimen
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          Hi Cordy, I don't think you will regret buying it. I usually buy roses bare root but I think it was April?:scratch: when I bought mine so it was too late to buy as I normally do. But, knowing that plants in pots "get away" more quickly, and as it was a rose I wanted to start flowering and climbing through the Lilac this year, I bought it in the pot and it has settled in very well.
          I've been feeding it weekly since I planted the rose under that Lilac and I will stop feeding at the end of August. But it has flowered as you can see from the pics I took late this afternoon after getting home from work, and it has probably put on around 3' in around 4 months. I'm tying the stems as they grow against the lower branches of the Lilac to get it to go where I want it to. I'm hoping next year the displays of our "BathsHeba" will really be fantastic.
          I've also got another climber that I bought late last year, Rose "Creme de la Creme",
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          next to my Arbour where I sit and watch the birds. So, hopefully, they'll both give great displays in their second year of planting.:hapydancsmil::cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
           
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            Cheers @Amandii,
            Bathsheba is the one and only rose in our small garden
            I reclaimed a tiny South/East facing corner -- cutting out a section of paving slab
            The plant at the back is Honeysuckle; although now I wish that I had planted Clematis Jackmanii instead. The batons are fixed with Hot wax Melt Glue Gun
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              Anaphalis Margaritacea (Pearly Everlasting)
              Gallium Verum (lady's Bedstraw)
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                This was waiting for me when I got home today........

                Acer "Garnett"
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                I'm waiting for an Acere "Shin-deshojo
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                to arrive in the next few weeks. Along with the 11 Bearded Iris which DPD is delivering on this coming Monday.
                 
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                  Got back home to find the box of 11 Bearded Iris from Cayeux at the front door. So it was, for me, a quick change into gardening clothes, mixing 90 litres of compost, potting grit, and sand and then filling eleven 7.5 litre pots and planting the Iris with labels and bench numbers.
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                  Another six Iris to go and that should be it for this year, maybe:dunno:

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                  CORNET ROSE
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                  Perfect Interlude
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                  Joy de Rohan Cabot
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                  Pleins Phares
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                  All the Bearded Iris go into a specific place on the 4 tier wooden bench with a bench number and I can refer back to a small plan I have of the bench which names the Iris and shows the spot it is in......hopefully:heehee:
                   
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                    They are all stunningly beautiful @ARMANDII I have never had any, even in the UK, but I was thinking this year about trying some. How long do they bloom and do you think they would do well in the dry heat?
                     
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                      Hi Victoria, I think they would like the conditions where you are . They need the Sun on their rhizomes for energy and only need a little water. The Genus Family of Iris can be found all over the world in different climates so they're quite flexible but Bearded Iris do like the Sun. The general view of the commercial growers is "plant them with the rhizomes on the surface, give them a water, and leave them!!!" I use high potash organic fertiliser and Tomato Feed just to give them extra nutrients to boost flowering. There are different types of Bearded Iris, early flowering, middle season, late and very late flowering, with different heights, and I have a mixture of them to extend the flowering period. Here in the UK they flower from May until August but I couldn't say how your climate would affect their flowering period, but I do think they would love the conditions. They flower for 3 to 4 weeks on stems that can give numbers of flowers from nine to 12 and of course they're so beautiful and spectacular, easy to grow that, for me, they're a must in a garden.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
                       
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                        Thank you A, I will again give it serious thought.
                         
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                          I found some money in recently deceased partner's handbag so I spent it on some plants. I think she'd be pleased because she was just as mad as me about the garden and was always buying plants.

                          Aster frickartii Monch :-

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                          Hardy Rudbeckia :-

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                          Dwarf Anemone japonica :-

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                          Centaurea Amethist in Snow :-

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                          Coreopsis Rosa American Dream :-

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                          Coreopsis Presto :-

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                          I also bought the following but have no photos of them yet :-

                          Lavender Alba
                          Leucanthemun Lacross
                          Gypsophila Pretty Maid
                          Penstemon Arctic Fox
                          Rhodanthemum Marrakeche
                          Loropetalum chinensis Fire Dance
                          Edelweiss

                          Now I have to decide where to plant them ! but I think I'll wait until the spring because the garden really needs to be more organised, and I'll be able to move things around better when they're dormant.
                           
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                            I am so sorry to read this Michael and please accept my condolences. I think this is a lovely gesture and I am sure she will appreciate that. I think flowers (permanent not cut) are a special way to remember lost ones (human and pets). I am preparing a triple white Brugmansia (Angel's Wings) to give a friend who lost his partner this week.

                            I love that Centaurea Amethist in Snow, must look it up.
                             
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                              Thanks for your kind words @Victoria, Beryl had been disabled for several years and life was a struggle for her, and also for me as a 24 hr carer. She passed in February and I am happy she is now out of pain. I agree that plants are a lovely way to remember lost loved ones (and that includes pets of which there are a few buried in this garden)
                              I'm sure your friend will be happy to have the Brugmansia. It's very kind of you to do it for him.

                              When I saw the Centaurea I just HAD to have it ! It is very unusual and attractive.
                               
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                                I bought this Sedum "Marina" when passing a local Nursery coming home from work as it's a deeper red than the sole Sedum that I have now which is a much lighter pink. The leaves look a bit "off" at the moment but a good planting site and feed will sort it out.

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