WHATS LOOKING GOOD IN JULY 2019

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  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    Our veg patch is surrounded by plants that are both very pretty and are fantastic pollinators.

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    Somewhere amongst this lot are some of the veggies
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    Purple sage
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    Annabelle is doing well but a bit worse for wear from the storm
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    This is a miniature rose that has popped up in the garden in the wild area
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    • Mike Allen

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      Great photos, thanks for sharing. What is looking good to me. Two air conditioning units and a fan. Sorry sun worshippers but, this old fella just can't cope with this heat. I have left off my medicinal skin care treatment for fear I might fry. Weather conditions never affected me before but now, since my brush with cancer, my whole world has changed.

      More piccies please. Apologies for the drooling and salivating, oops!
       
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        Another Veronica ...this time First Kiss

        (Not a disease on the foliage.....dead petals from nearby gaura)
         
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          Oleanders.
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          The dwarf Oleander (cutting from Paphos) now about 10 years old isn't flowering very well, might have to take cuttings again.
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          Echinacea Magnus.
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          Salvia Amistad, left it in the ground through the winter and disappeared completely, now 5ft high.
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          Begonia Santa Cruz.
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            @strongylodon do your oleanders live outside all year? And @Verdun - really? An elegia outside? I think that once I get my garden sorted I'm going to try a few chancy plants. My Acacia drummondii spent the winter outside, but still isn't flowering :frown:.
            All I have to show is this out of focus philesia. I don't know why I persist with it. It produces one flower every year. I only forgive it because I cannot grow lapageria and it's the nearest thing.Philesia2Sm.jpg
            Here's a better photo from a previous time when it decided to give me its solitary flowerPhilesiaSm.jpg
             
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              CarolineL, yes Elegias been growing here for a few years now. Actually I bought them from a guy who regularly wins gold medals at Chelsea for these and other plants....comes from Cornwall not far from me :) Lots of tender plants in my garden and most will survive most winters:)

              Try a few “chancy” plants. What a flower though on your philesia.....you have tempted me to grow it now :)

              I always add something new to me....this year a couple of colocasias. Boy! Are they going to be big and next year will be huge:)
               
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              @strongylodon Lovely collection of plants! I never seem to be able to grow echinaceas. I particularly like that dwarf oleander, nice flowers.

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              Some baskets looking good

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                Hello:smile:

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                  Just pottering around the garden taking a few photos....it’s far too hot to do anything else.
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                    @CarolineL the pink flowered oleander has been in the ground for four years and I think it is the hardiest, reds and other colours seem (to me) to be less so.:smile:
                     
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                      I have never managed to get oleander to flower past it’s first year strongylodon .....something I’m missing?:noidea:


                      Here, veronicastrum Alba is showing up plus first flowers on Sanguisorba.

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                        Thanks @strongylodon and @Verdun for your answers. My garden is definitely quite mild compared to when I was in Nottinghamshire, so worth a try. I have some nice young oleanders from cuttings kindly sent by @noisette47 so I shall propagate them and have a go! @Verdun, if you cannot get hold of philesia, I have a VERY small rooted cutting... but I might try dividing the main plant later as it sort of suckers. (I could not PM you)
                         
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                          Thanks CarolineL.....that’s very kind and I might take you up on your offer :)
                           
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