What’s looking good in August 2019

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  1. Verdun

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    Nice Trunky :)
     
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      I've got a Black Magic on the way. I couldn't resist.
       
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        Interesting discussion about Watsonia. I have a bunch of different ones in pots but they haven't flowered for last couple of years, though they survived quite happily in Nottinghamshire. I previously had that large white one (can't remember its name) but lost the whole plant. I will have to try more watering too...
         
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          Lilium " Black Beauty "

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          Fuchsia " Lady Thumb "

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          Dianthus " Houndspool Cherry "

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          Aster " Purple Spider "

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          Schizanthus

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          Nasturtium " Salmon Baby "

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          Not having room to grow Runner Beans, we decided to grow them up and across the top of the fence this year... here's the result ( just one of six clumps )....

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            Mine survive CarolineL.....just arent flowering as they should do. The white borbonica flower briefly and it is .....was fleetingly....a delight.
            Going to take Nigel’s advice and water more. Now I think about it and look at my plants I can see that it could well be a water issue :)
            It’s a challenge but I am up for it:)
            The climate should be good for them here so :noidea:

            Funny Pushkin, I was thinking of you earlier and meant to take a picture of mine. I’m planning to plant mine in a sea of hackonechloa ....in theory it could look good :)
             
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            Some flowers around the garden this morning. Nothing rare but all gorgeous.
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            Michaelmas Daisies
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                A few in flower and reasonably "unscathed" but the forecast for the next few days will no doubt alter that...
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                Alstromeria Rock and Roll. Never seen it in a Garden centre but thanks to @Spruce 's recommendation I ordered on line and had it 4 years now. One of my favourite plants and it's been split into 2 pots this year and both are fine.
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                Fuchsia "Garden News".

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                The geraniums in the window box have been great value for money this year. Tough as old boots and happy to keep flowering as long as you dead head regularly.
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                And this climber has kindly repeat flowered - name unknown it was here when we moved in 10 years ago.

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                  Ooo, I like Alstromeria Rock n Roll Jenny :)
                  Looks like I’m spending again :)
                   
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                      I have one Aster flower... so far. I’m in love with it :wub2:
                       
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                        B088B470-AD68-4BB0-BD39-64E14B70F9F8.jpeg Calamagrostis starting to flower....a fabulous airy grass right through to early autumn.....
                        The hydrangea will turn much whiter over the next few days
                        Just noticed this....the runner beans in the distance ...veg garden back there....and producing a nice supply now
                         
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                          I've never seen so many flowers on my dwarf pomegranate (punica granatum nana)! This lives permanently in an old cistern in the front garden; admittedly it's a dry, sheltered spot but I'm always surprised by how little it seems to mind harsh winters. In the last picture you can see a few fruit already developing; these cling onto the bare twigs right through the winter. Nepeta "Seven Hills" in the foreground, and a spider plant which outgrew its indoor pot to the side.
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                            ClareG :)
                            Is the pomegranate fruit edible? Lovely ornamental anyway and new to me:)
                             
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