WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JANUARY 2021

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  1. ARMANDII

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    Another year of things looking good.
     
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    • Victoria

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      Went out earlier and got a few New Year photos ..

      Brugmansia starting new blooms ...

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      Poinsettia ...

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      Viburnum ...

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      Jacaranda coming back after pollarding in September ...

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      Oleander coming back after pollarding in September ...

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      ... and some blooms ...

      Geraniums ...

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      Crassula ovata ...

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      Clerodendrum ugandense ...

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      Hibiscus ...

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      Salvia ...

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      • Macraignil

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        Bit of a cold breeze here today but made a video clip of most of the flowers in the garden. Just missed the odd penstemon flower that has held on, the sarcococca, some primrose flowers that are covered in fallen leaves and a buttercup I noticed as well. I know they are not all looking their best but its good to have some flowers in bloom for the new year.

        Happy gardening!
         
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          Been in an over wintering glass house, and the following are doing well, or coming on nicely.
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          Gardenia in bud.
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          Jasmine, just finishing a flush.
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          Ferns coming along nicely, almost ready to pot on.
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          Ditto on the Leucothe.
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          Rununculus starting to bud up.
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          Erysimum recovering after hard frost.
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          Pelagoniums ok, little sad, but still trying.
           
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            Not much colour in the garden at the moment

            The Ajugas have only been in this bed for about 18 months but have spread very well. They're the large dark leafed variety. Excellent as ground cover and have the tall deep blue flowers
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            Part of the same bed
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            Some Hellebores just starting to flower and this is quite early in our garden
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            First of the cowslips - the reds always flower before any of the other colours
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            Architectural shape of the trunk of the Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
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            Chrysanthemum Yellow Spider
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              Love that ... stunning.
               
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                In one of our shady areas (Not very clear pictures because of the low light levels :sad:)

                The Maidenhair fern is just getting its new leaves (amongst the other plants) and covers a length of about 10ft and is over 40 years old.
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                Arum italicum
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                Fatsia japonica Spider's Web
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                Part of the Cyclamen bed in almost full shade (when the leaves are on the trees)
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                Helleborus foetidus
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                Helleborus argutifolius - used to be called corsicus (wish they wouldn't keep changing names!
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                Seed pods of the Cobaea (cup and saucer plant) which is not hardy but we're hoping the seeds may be viable
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                  I like the Crassula ovata . Victoria
                   
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                    Thanks :)

                    Most people don't think of removing the lower branches and exposing the interesting trunk. Not only does it look good but it gives us room for a flower bed underneath. :blue thumb:

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                      Nothing much at the moment.
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                        Thanks Mike. I've had her from a cutting from Germany in c1982 so she's +/- 43 years old. She bloomed for the first time c2006 here in Portugal aged c24 years ...

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                        (sorry, poor photo, old camera)

                        But every year she puts on a show ...


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                          Camellia "yuletide". It's flowering better this year than it has for a while, but the blooms are also bigger and blousier than normal - which, ironically, I'm a bit disappointed about, as I preferred the smaller ones!

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                            Wander around the Garden taking any Photos of Plants that looked like growing or budding..
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                              A bit odd - Diosma is flowering outside, though the flowers are white rather than the sparkling pink of summer.
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                              Also, a bit of a cheat, since it's in my greenhouse, Acacia baileyana (sorry it's blurry - light levels were awful)AcaciaBaileyanaSm2.jpg
                               
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                                Some pretty pink bits
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