What’s looking good in August 2019

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                My clematis Etoile violette did very well right from the start. It's all a bit one sided so next year I will have to even it out before it grows too big.

                Not bad for a £1.69 plant from Aldi

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                  You cut it hard back next spring Gary then you can re distribute it if you need to :)
                   
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                      • pete

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

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                        Small but coming on, I kind of like the look of this grown from seed this year.
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                        Watsonia, had to pot it up, still not looking good but it hated the garden.
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                        Zinnias with a bit of gaillardia,
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                        Eucryphia,
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                          Pete, your Watsonia, you have done better than I have with them :)

                          I had a white bornonica that sent up a couple of spikes earlier and a peach coloured one that promised to deliver only to disappoint. For 2 years now the foliage turns brown?? Any tips ? Pots better?

                          I am determined to grow these plants, think I know theoretically but practically I am failing.:)

                          They should grow well here....warm, sunny, well drained, mild over winter???
                           
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                          • pete

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

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                            Well I grew it years ago from seed and it flowered well for a few years planted out in the garden, it then got overgrown by other shrubs and suffered every summer from drought.
                            So last spring I potted it up, foliage still looks very yellow, but I've got three flower spikes so its better than it was.

                            ps, not sure if its one of those S.A. winter growers, always a bit tricky as we dont get warm enough winters and often our summers are too dry.
                             
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                            So, do you think it needs extra watering Pete? Perhaps needing good space and air circulation? When you potted it did you use ordinary mpc? 3 flowering spikes sounds like you’re doing something right.

                            The white borbonica was a lovely thing ....it should be as floriferous as crocosmia!

                            Interesting comments about SA.......making sense to me now.
                            Thanks Pete

                            I may try potting it too:)
                             
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            Well I'm not sure, but its growing better in the pot than it did in the ground recently,average water and sun would be my guess, with no excessive heat that might put it into dormancy.
                            A bit like some of the mediterranean plants that go dormant in summer, then grow in winter.
                             
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