What's Looking Good in July 2024

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  1. Pete8

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    :biggrin: You're not wrong.
    I have 2 x 6ft freezers and one of the main reasons I got a second was because of all the soft fruits I grow.
    I estimate that last year I had around 25Kg of soft fruits which took up nearly 1/3 of one freezer. The raw dog food I get for pooch every 6 weeks also takes up about 1/3 and as I do a lot of batch cooking too, 1 freezer just wasn't big enough
     
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    • Busy-Lizzie

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      @fairygirl, you probably know by now, I love pale pink! Especially pink roses and I love pale blue too. I do like bright colours as well though.
       
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        Early garden view on a rainy summer morning ... including things lying about waiting to be moved (but I'll do it when I can get around to it, in between the rain and my aching joints :biggrin:)

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        You can see I don't have a tidy garden, or a colour scheme - tidy gardens are too stressful, and I don't like colour schemes.

         
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        • fairygirl

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          Those aching joints are a pain - literally, aren't they @Michael Hewett :biggrin:
          I had to laugh when I read the symptoms for the new Covid strain - I have lots of them every day anyway, so how would I know!
          I like certain colours, and I like things to work well with each other, but I also like to have more colour at certain times of year , and in a few areas it's nice to have something different too, but that's the point isn't it? We all like different things :)

          I have a two whites too @AuntyRach, and they have dark, maroon centres. Coconut Sundae and another one I can't remember the name of. They're all starting to flower. I love them and I'd quite like a separate little space for them, but that would be another project. They're good in the gravel here, around the bench etc, where they can get good drainage and enough sun.
          The white Lilies are starting to open. I don't like the smell of them now, so all of mine have no scent.
          That's another discussion!
           
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            Oh yes @fairygirl - scent is personal (and genetic) too. I like fresh, herby or lemon best which is why I seek (sniff) out scented pelargoniums etc. I am ambivalent on very floral/perfumey smells. I had an air freshener which was lemon and lavender - reminded me of savlon antiseptic cream but in a good way.
             
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              Some views around my garden after two days of rain, at least it's green!

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                  Beautiful garden.
                   
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                    Papaver somniferum
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                    Impatiens tinctoria, loved the wet spring and now 7ft tall.
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                    Verbascum chiaxii
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                    Eryngium agavifolium on the right and on the left is Zanthoxylum acanthipodium
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                      The Clematis viticella on our arch has obviously benefitted from the wet winter and spring. It's a fair few years since I've seen it flower like this.

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                        @NigelJ has your Zanthoxylum started flowering/fruiting yet? Mine is big and vigorous but showing no sign of pepper!
                         
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                        Very tidy @Plantminded :smile:

                        One of the few clems that's managed to escape the excesses of the weather as it's right against the wall, and it's largely managed to fight off the slugs - although they had a good go at scraping the stems earlier in the year and finished off several of them :mad:
                        C. Star of India. It's got plenty of buds, but some powdery mildew too. Can't win!
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                          Heleniums and Lythrum.

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