What’s looking good in August 2019

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  1. BellaBlue

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    I don’t normally bother with hanging baskets but wanted to try growing Rodochiton :)
     
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      The wasps on the Angelica Gigas , they are back again today
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      Kniphofia Timothy
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      Probably my favourite dahlia - David Howard
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      Veronicastrum Diane and Monarda Scorpion , acontium stainless steel and helenium waltraut in the background.
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      Things have got a lean on them on the main straight border , ran out of plant supports.
      Helenium Sahin early foreground
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      • Verdun

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        Very nice Perki .......I divided my lilac Squirrel last autumn so a couple of nice clumps now.:) Like the combination with Lucifer....stunning together. :)
        We share the agastache/helenium combo too:)
         
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          Thanks :) I may think about dividing the sanguisorba LS later on, you can take credit why I've got one I saw one a couple of years ago on one of your pic.

          Unfortunately the Lucifer has to go, its a nice health big plant but its to healthy it smothering all the plants around it, its as tall as me so nearly 6ft . I cant even see my choyisa goldfingers. I have a geum TTangrie next to the Lilac Squirrel which is sending up new flowers . That border is on my re do list, the veronica are to tall / fell over , they is a group of hemerocallis Stella which rarely flower along with my other day lily :wallbanging: plus other plants to move on or plant else where.
          You cant go wrong with heleniums and agastache together :blue thumb:
           
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          Wish you had smelly vision :wub2:
           
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            Agree with you Perki about crocosmia :)
            I control Lucifer by regularly dividing it. Couldn’t be without it though so basically have strategic clumps around the garden. It is a bit of a thug but folks always want it so I give away lots of it.:)
            I like red persicaria with heleniums too ...S. Amistad and S. Uliginosa go well too
             
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            Crocosmia:smile:

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              Made a daisy chain and drew faces on my poppy heads for a photo competition themed "Childhood Memories". No little people here today so I got buddha to hold the daisy chain It's that time of year!!! Silly Seasondaisy5.jpg
               
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                  Gives us a clue then - what is it?

                  Yours looks rather like Watsonia paillansii (which isn't to say that it is) which is an evergreen late spring/early summer bloomer. Mine is in a pot also and only gets the protection of a warmer spot next to the house over the winter.
                  @Verdun - this page may be of interest to you.............

                  Pacific Bulb Society | Watsonia

                  A few things here;
                  Habranthus robustus............
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                  This Echeveria noid................
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                  Echeveria setosa 'Oliver' is a recent introduction and I really recommend it. The flowers are larger than the standard E.setosa and it is an all round better looking plant..........
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                    Hiya Pushkin, I’m growing colocasia esculente here too....much like yours. First year and
                    I’m not sure where and how to plant it. Any ideas? :) I think it will survive outside over winter down here so expecting a giant next year!:noidea:
                    Colocasia Black Coral too but this will be easier to place I think

                    Jap painted fern...Ursula’s Red is a wonderful plant. Hope the photo does it justice
                     
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      I thought of you when I posted it, didn't think anyone else would be interested.:biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

                      Bukiniczia cabulica.:smile:
                       
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                        Still 2 concurrent threads??
                        Can we merge them admin?:)
                         
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                          Hibiscus Bluebird.
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                            09DBCB8B-A491-48CC-8F29-57CAFBD7E908.jpeg Echeveria Cante. Will pot on after flowering
                             
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