What’s looking good in August 2019

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  1. Verdun

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    2D4E2F57-41D1-4B60-A0F3-1FCE4D191E83.jpeg Echeveria Zodiac.....in a pot I made 20 plus years ago
     
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      2332D5CD-6184-4A14-8D26-48B270AFBF7C.jpeg Aeonium Phoenix Flame. Hardy down here outdoors
       
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        One of a few clumps of Pennisetum Rubrum
         
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            Thanks longk for the link re Watsonias ...kind of you :)
             
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            Mines two years old now and I grow it in a pot with a side drainage hole about 1 inch up the side to create a water reservoir at the bottom.

            I feed mine with every watering with a very dilute soluble feed.

            In winter I cut down the plant and put the pot into my greenhouse to dry out. In spring I start to water until I see new shoots and then I re-pot with fresh compost.

            If you see my pot I have copper tape around the top as the slugs and snail decimate it when they have new shoots.

            I too want a black version. Isn't there one called black magic?
             
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              Yes there is....black Coral is slightly darker though Pushkin. Looks slightly less vigorous than the green variety :)
              Thanks for the advice above....appreciate it :)
               
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                From Pakistan and surprisingly hardy! Apparently it should self seed reliably.

                Probably not a good idea giving a Cornwaller a link to the PBS site! You might get away with quite a few of the plants on there :heehee:

                Did some watering and noticed the first Tricyrtis bloom of the year - Tricyrtis hirta 'Tojen'.............
                [​IMG]Tricyrtis hirta 'Tojen' by longk48, on Flickr
                 
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                  You are right longk.....I am soooo tempted :)
                   
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                    CD559450-E5AE-43CC-BF5E-5A4D9C7DC753.jpeg Alstroemeria Indian Summer ........brash flowers but like the foliage
                    Think I’ll move it though to a dull corner in the autumn
                     
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                      F5D4A98A-B165-468C-8FF7-3B1813F61AFC.jpeg Salvia Amistad with yet another helenium
                       
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                        Fuschia "Elma" (Please ignore the hosepipes trailing out the bathroom window - we don't have an outdoor tap so I have to be creative!)

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                        Oxalis from the corns that @Jenny namaste kindly sent me earlier this year - the flowers are a more dusky pink than this photo shows.

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                        Silene "Blue Angel" - again the flowers are a sharper blue than they look here :rolleyespink:

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                        Browallia "Blue Bells", probably my favourite new plant this year - it gets zero shade on this windowsill but despite has been teeming with flowers all summer, and the foliage is a lovely dark green.

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                          @Verdun regarding Watsonia, I have problems with them as well, generally they survive, but don't flower. This year however after the wet spell in June two Watsonia, not flowered for some years, have produced flower spikes and one has flowered the other still coming. So I reckon I need to move to a less well drained bed or pots and then water.
                           
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                            Ah, brilliant Nigel :)
                            That’s exactly what I will do. Thanks a lot :)
                             
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                              A few quick shots from around my garden this evening.

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