What's Looking Good In August 2020

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  1. Nikolaos

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    Achillea 'Lilac Beauty' and Echinacea 'Magnus'.

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      Cephalaria gigantea (giant scabious)
      I think a cat has sat in the crown and flattened the stems so the stems are growing through the other plants but it looks quite nice.
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          Double flowered variegated Oleander.
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          Dwarf Eucomis vandermerwei, 9" high.
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          Agapanthus Windsor Grey.
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            @strongylodon i seem to be getting drawn to white flowers at the moment, i really like your agapanthus.
             
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              I seem to grow plants as the mood strikes. My hanging pots have the same chaos as my little gardens!
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                White dwarf Eucomis (the large Eucomis have all gone over already)
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                White Nicotiana with a young white Hydrangea 'phantom' in the background
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                Leucojum
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                Annabelle
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                Cleome is producing seed already
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                There will be plenty for next year
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                Second flowering this year
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                These leaves are white :heehee:
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                Naga chillies have now formed and are growing nicely. They'll soon be ready to take to the wholesaler for selling :blue thumb:.
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                  Lilies
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                    I really like that, will be adding it to my large new border! I think it'll look good with Salvia uliginosa which will grow to a similar height (2m). You should thank the cat for its contribution to garden design, it looks rather nice 'flowing' through the other plants! :heehee:

                    I love the pincushion flower shape of Scabiosa, Knautia and Cephalaria and they all seem to be excellent plants for pollinators! :)

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                      Another border Nick :blue thumb: Cephalaria are very unlikely to flower at the same time as Salvia uliginosa, Cephalaria Gigantia have been and gone round here already they are more of a Late spring plant.
                       
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                        My Teddy Bear.

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                          Water Lilly

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                            Thanks Perki, oh dear, not such a good idea then! Never mind, I'll plant the Cephalaria somewhere else then since most of the other plants are later flowerers.

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                              @shiney I need instructions from you please in regards to sowing Cleome....2yrs in a row I've sowed them and seen nothing, use to always include them in our summer borders. Can't figure out what ( if anything) I've done differently in these past couple of years. Help!!
                               
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