What’s looking good in August 2019

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  1. longk

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    Tricyrtis formosana has started to bloom............
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    Iochroma fuchsioides has started to bloom for the second time this year...........
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    • BellaBlue

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      The deepest darkest purple

      Scabiosa Black Knight

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        Love your taste in terms of flower colour from what I've seen of your plants @BellaBlue and definitely having that one! :thumbsup:

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        Crocosmia George Davison and Red King and my pomegranate bush:smile:

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          Featuring Calamagrostis Karl Foerster and hackonechloas......in the foreground anemone Wild Swan with just a glimpse of the blue bands on the reverse of the flowers
           
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          • pete

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

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            Ferocactus wislizeni, still with last years seed pods.
            Interesting fact,:biggrin: if you like cacti:biggrin:, this one's common name is the compass barrel, because it leans to the south or southwest as it ages.
            Both of mine have a definite lean in that direction. :smile:

            Other common name fish hook barrel cactus, I've got the scars to prove that one.:biggrin:


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              I like those flowers @pete :blue thumb:

              That reminds me of when I used a compass to check the story about Ravenala Madagascariensis, the Travellers Palm Tree.

              It really was oriented E/W (sort of) but it's not a palm tree. It belongs to the Strelitzia family. :noidea:
               
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                It finally flowered for me! And the blasted plant didn't have the proper black 'nose' - Sturt desert Pea. You can see here I am growing it in pure grit and sand (with lashings of growmore and maxicrop)
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                  It's gorgeous @CarolineL! I suspect you're the sort of gardener who really enjoys a challenging plant. :)

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

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                  Nice one Caroline, its a real challenge that one.:blue thumb:
                   
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                    Thanks @Nikolaos, @pete. I will not tell you how many years I have been trying to grow this... Strangely this year it grew without an ounce of trouble. Now, can I get seed of the white form?
                     
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                      Well not exactly looking good, but seems promising. It appears I've finally got the balance right between moisture and drainage with my Liatris spicata 'Kobold'. Time will tell, I suppose. :smile: I feel a tad pathetic posting this considering the amazing posts that preceded mine!

                      @CarolineL Less a case of "trying to grow" with me dear, more one of trying to get things to survive, I'm afraid! If something has kept going in the garden for 5 years, I consider it a victory! :heehee:

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                        First time growing this...

                        Bessera Elegans

                        Looks pretty enough like this

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                        but; look insde and it's a little stunner

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                        { Sorry about the photo's, it's a bit windy and I had to peg the flower down with a bit of gravel to get the bottom piccy }
                         
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                          That bessera is lovely @KFF ! @Nikolaos That liatris looks like a success to me! And I am obviously not showing you the VAST number of things I fail miserably with - I have killed so many over the 50+ years I have been gardening. As you said in another thread regarding learning lessons - the failures are teaching me something (I think).
                           
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                            This not my garden but it is where w had our picnic today. The owners hubby said he's been tending his gardens here for 56 years. He is also an avid orhid grower.
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