What's looking good in June 2020

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  1. Victoria

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    The first bloom on my Hibiscus rosa-sinnsis "Peach Blow" this year ...

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      Bougies in the conservatory.
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      Red variety of Justica Brandegeana brought back as a cutting from Nairobi eight years ago.
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      One of the Banksia seedlings from @CarolineL.
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      tradescantia Anouk, different with it's big stiff leaves.
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        'Canadian Border Patrol' has now opened
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        Orlaya grandiflora (this is the last and smallest of the flowers)
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        The seedpods are now forming
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          Enchanter's Spell (a dwarf variety with full size flowers)
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          We can't remember the name of this as the plant has been there many years
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          Spot the intruders


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            We had the one Jacaranda cut back last July ...

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            ... and here it is now ...

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            The cats' platform is still there and they go up and hide ...

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            We are having the other Jacaranda cut back later this year and plan on keeping them smaller.
             
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              That's a fair bit of growth? @Victoria are you letting it grow for a few years or keeping it pruned yearly?
               
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                Hi @strongylodon We quite like this size so think we will take it back to the trunk each year. I wonder if we will get the October blooming that sometimes happens. They cut them back drastically every couple of years in the towns. As most towns line the roads with them, guess they don't want the horrible mess the pods make.
                 
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                    A wander around the garden:
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                    Anabelle is coming out
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                        @JWK I love the white alstroemeria - I think the taller ones are much nicer than the squat Princess ones. And your datura and strelitzia! Do you bring them in over winter?
                         
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                            Hi Caroline, I like the taller Alstromeria too, those behind my greenhouse are for cuttting and have been non stop since the start of April. Yes the Brugs and Strelitizia come into my frost free greenhouse over winter - kept at 5C min.
                             
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                              Always look better in a cluster, very colourful and cheery on a pretty dismal day.20200629_123828.jpg
                               
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