What's Looking Good In August 2020

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    I'm still not able to get around the garden much but went out to take a few shots. The sun was only just coming up so reached a few of the plants

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    Making a beeline for it :heehee:
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    Eucomis Sparkling Burgundy
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      The field opposite us looks quite good in the early morning sun
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      Leucojum (Summer snowdrop/snowflake) grows up to knee height
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      Crassula perfoliata falcata
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      Cytisus battandieri is starting to flower for the second time but the flowers are tiny this time
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      We have a number of wild sweetpeas growing through Annabelle. They are in about four colours
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        The Ragwort is looking good this year @shiney :thumbsup:
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          Tigridia pavonia 'Mexican Shell Flower/Tiger Flower'.

          The bloom only lasts one day,..colours and markings vary.
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            That last one is different @glengarry23 ! I hadn't realised how large tigridia are until I saw some in real life last week - I had avoided growing them, thinking they were about the same size as sparaxis or ixias - but they're enormous! I'm going to try them next year. Do you buy new bulbs every year or do you manage to keep them?
             
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              @CarolineL ,

              Hi Caroline,..i should have included something in one of the images to show the actual size,..as you said they are quite a big bloom,..i said saucer to side plate size which is about correct as some of mine in particular the reddish ones are 15 cm = 6 inches,..i have mine several years,..certainly more than 5 years and was given 6 small bulbs about Spring Onion size,..now they have multiplied enough to fill 2 containers,..they don't sell them in stores here but perhaps they do in the UK,..when mine finish blooming and are cut back i can send you some if you want.

              Ah yes that last bloom is different,..every year some appear like this,..plain markings and a light colour,..so far pink/White/yellow and the last image which is a weird colour.
               
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                Thanks for the info @glengarry23 - now that you've said they persist, I'm definitely going to get some. You can get them in Wilko here I think.
                 
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                    Some quick pics before putting foot up and having a cuppa :blue thumb:

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                      A mystery grevillea... I've had it in a pot in cold greenhouse for a while, and it's finally flowering. Of course label disappeared ages ago.I thought it might be a cutting from one of my others, but as you can see, it doesn't look like the G. rosmarinifolia that is shown behind it (flowers of that are smaller and plain pink). Its leaves are not like Mount Tamborithra or semperflorens, and the only other ones I have are Canberra Gem (red) and juniperina (yellow). It MIGHT be from seed from Australian Plant Society. So - any ideas? @pete, @strongylodon ...
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                        Haven't got a clue @CarolineL :biggrin:
                        Nice flower though.
                         
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                          One of my new plants Achillea Walther Funcke,
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                          Kniphofia Timothy which is the star of the garden at the moment for me , the salmon colour is divine
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                          My Black tomatoes :) , I didn't expect them to be so black I am quite shocked really
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                          Love this view of the garden , this is how it looks from sitting by the computer looking through the back window
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                          This is a bit of the garden I replanted , I moved a huge eupatorium purple bush back last autumn ( its double in size this year its massive 5ft wide 4 ft depth at least ), some verbascum nigrum Album grown from seed - front Persicaria september spire ( new ) that to hide the gaping gap where the delphinium has been cut back to the ground , I can now see the hydrangea limelight which is due to flower anytime now. geranium orion front of border ( cant see ) with astrantia habspen blood. I do have my Rose lady of shallot which doesn't really fit , it was a impulse buy which is quite rare for me to do . The phlox is lynden monica bell highly scented .
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                          This border is just warming up.
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