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What's Looking Good In August 2021

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by shiney, Aug 1, 2021.

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  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    @JWK , I think that ginger is actually H. densiflorum, it could be a variety called "Assam orange".:smile:
     
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      Hardy fuchsias
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      Hardy agapanthus
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        Thanks @pete, you are correct I was given that from @Kristen and mixed it up with one I bought that's in another bed. Unfortunately the one I bought and Tara you gave me have just about died, they got off to a good start early this spring in the hot spell then the frost and rain killed off all the buds. Might have one shoot on each.

        Assam orange must be a lot hardier, I need to dig a lot out as it's taking over.
         
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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I've found densiflorum to be the hardiest and one of the earliest to flower.
          The one I have isn't truly Assam orange as I grew it from seed collected in the wild.
          Even grows quite well in dry shade.

          Not sure what has happened to my "tara" this year, its over 6ft high and only just starting to flower.
           
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            Geranium"Anne Folkard"
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            Rosa sericea Grown from seed collected in Nepal at about 4500 m. Seed was sown autumn 2013, small white rose flowers earlier this year.
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              Gave this Hollyhock Single to a neighbour, she planted it in the alley behind her house
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                My pot of mixed salvia is going flat out keeping the bees happy :-)
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