What’s looking good in August 2019

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  1. Verdun

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    Anemone Wild Swan Nick.......
    I have several here, Ruffled Swan, Dreaming Swan and Elfin Swan. All have that blue reverse on the petals :)
     
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      Not many flowers yet as it's a young plant and apologies for the poor photos, but I'm absolutely loving the look of this Salvia 'African Sky'! Flowers sometimes looking more bluish, other times seeming more purplish depending on the light. I foolishly bought it late in the year, not realising it wasn't hardy in my region, so it will die in late Autumn, I think. :wallbanging: Does anyone know what the most easy way to propagate this is, please? Could I also save it as well as propagating with some Winter protection?

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        Cuttings now Nick.....side shoots.:)

        However, here it sends out runners and I simply dig these up and pot them. Yours prob isn’t at this stage yet

        I can only judge how it is here and it is winter hardy. You could dig it up and pot it to bring into gh too :)
         
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          Interesting! Hadn't heard of these early-flowering anemones, I have 'Honorine Jobert' but it doesn't flower until August as you probably know.

          As in heel cuttings, Verdun? :dunno:

          Hmm... I have a friend with a greenhouse, wonder if I can convince him to do some 'babysitting'. :biggrin:

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            This E. Sparkling Burgundy was sat on my clumsy retriever but has recovered somewhat
             
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                Yet another ...later...helenium
                 
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                  A lot of these around the garden ...this group is Papillion
                   
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                    Gaura Corrie’s Gold......survives the winter well here
                     
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                      A swathe of R. Golsturn with C. Moonbeam
                       
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                          Not a trace of slug damage. Must be the sign I put up, “trespassing slugs will be prosecuted” :hapfeet:
                           
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                            69DF3524-D196-475C-A6D9-6EDCFFCC45D4.jpeg Not at its best just yet S. L. Purple Velvet
                             
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                                These are going in my next wine mix with blackberries:smile:
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                                A couple of Hedychiums.
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                                Zinnias
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                                Iresine and Plectranthus mona lavender
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