What's Looking Good in July 2024

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  1. shiney

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    • noisette47

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      Signs of summer at last!
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      These were supposed to just be for Lotus but you know how it is...
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      Campsis 'Stromboli'
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      It's unusual for the Oleander and Magnolia to flower together..bit much of a muchness!
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      Hemerocallis fulva Flore Pleno
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      Double Punica
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      Buddleia w. Sungold
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        Gazania..takes well to division.
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        Calla..self sows.
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        Some of Eddy's Hemerocallis..a lovely reminder of a lovely man.
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        Alstroemeria psittacina with variegated leaves
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        Hardy Gardenia smells better than it looks
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        Ensete maurellii Mk2
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        Colocasia came through the winter :hapydancsmil:
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        So did Gloriosa...
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        • pete

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

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            If it makes you feel better, I could start a 'trees and shrubs that died this winter' thread? ;)
             
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              Love your formal water features @noisette47 - and like @pete I envy your plants! Is the magnolia grandiflora?
               
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                Hi Caroline, yes M. grandiflora :) Glad to report that all your kind 'swaps' are alive and kicking!
                 
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                I haven't been on here for a while, but here are a few recent pics from my garden ...

                Campanula persicifolia

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                Rose 'Nostalgia'

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                Echinocereus

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                Campanulas growing in a wall

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                Fuchsia 'Anne Hoogendam'

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                Disocactus ackermanii

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                A little 'garden' I created on an old driveway into a disused garage ...

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                  Beautiful, Michael..:wub2: (Except the prickly thingies :heehee:).
                   
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                    Missed it again.
                    My Queen of the Night cactus flowered and died two nights ago when I failed to check on it before going to bed. The second year in a row I have missed it. It has only had one bud each time so I have to wait until next year, 3rd time lucky?
                     
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                      Yes roses are prickly aren't they :biggrin:
                       
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                        Some clever plantings going on above ^...
                        Very dry here again and I don't water..
                        Lythrum 'Dropmore Purple'.. Dahlia 'Bantling'.. roses.. Phlox 'Sweet Summer Lilac'..
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                        Anthemis 'E.C. Buxton'.. Salvia 'Royal Bumble'.. Lavender 'Munstead'..
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                        Lavender 'Ashdown Forest'..
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                        Geranium 'J.S. Matu Vu'.. Astrantia 'Warren Hills'..
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                        Sidalcea candida.. with roses..
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                        Geranium cambridge varieties.. Fuchsia 'Shrimp Cocktail'..
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                        Lavatera 'Burgundy Wine'.. clematis/roses..
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                        Spigelia marilandica..
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                        Trachelospermum jasminoides.. Clematis 'Margaret Hunt'.. 'Princess Diana'..
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                        Thuja 'Degroot's Spire'.. calm with chaos..
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                        Penstemon 'Westminster Belle'..
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                          @Mrs Hillard do you leave your Shrimp Cocktail Fuchsia in the ground all winter ? I understand it is meant to be hardy but I have never found it to be so. I haven't got it now.
                           
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                          • simone_in_wiltshire

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                            My garden gradually loses its plants. Many didn't grow as hoped for. Somehow, it feels different this year. The pictures below are taken from the first floor.

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                              Hydrangeas! Pinker than a pink thing ... and a little more nuanced. :)

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