What’s looking good in August 2019

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    Thanks Caroline, I sometimes despair with my heavy clay soil here in Nottinghamshire but this group is so friendly and encouraging that I feel like persisting so as not to let all the advice and inspiration go to waste. :)

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      Kobold divides easily too. I pinched a tiny piece from my Dad's plant a couple of years ago and now have 3 good plants, one in a pot and two in the borders.

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          Looking great and certainly floriferous, my friend! :blue thumb: @Upsydaisy So many seem to fail with this one locally, I think it's a lack of adequate drainage...

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            Don't despair @Nikolaos! I also used to garden in disgusting clay near Newark in Notts. But years of horse manure helped...
             
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              Thanks @Nikolaos . I have a bit of a purple fetish methinks.

              My garden is also clay but it is the better kind of clay, if you get me. More pliable and not clumpy. Gets a bit waterlogged at one end as the garden slopes a bit but not hugely so.
               
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                      Lobelia Tulipa.....lots of flower spikes coming
                       
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                        Don't despair @Nikolaos , how long have you lived there?

                        We've been in our place nearly 38 yrs now and still find little problems with our soil, when we moved here we knew absolutely nothing about gardening and what grew in different soils. In actual fact we are really only beginning to rectify things now! :heehee: Our house is on what was once farmland and before that it was woodland we also have a fair amount of clay too as the lakes opposite are a disused clay quarry.

                        We are learning to adjust the soil in various parts of the garden and to match the various growing conditions to the appropriate type of plant.

                        It has been only in recent years that we have had the time to become 'serious' gardeners and to really learn about our garden. Before that we tended to plonk plants in any available space and our lawn was our 3 sons football pitch.!!
                        But to me our garden served well as a family garden all those years ago, I certainly didn't fret over the children clambering through the plants to retrieve their footballs. The garden is now for my hubs and myself and I must admit I wouldn't be too keen now!:nonofinger:
                         
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                          Test question:heehee:......anyone know what the blue flowered plant ??
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                            Well on my phone they're tiny little blue dots but I'll go with Borage.
                             
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                              Laptop here and I agree with KFF.

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                                Give that man a Cigar!!!

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                                Well done, my friend:love30::love30:
                                 
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