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What's Looking Good In June 2022

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by shiney, Jun 1, 2022.

  1. Sheal

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    Hmm, perhaps I've got the wrong state Pete, I'll have to check. I know it's a much cooler climate than that you have shown. :)
     
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    • pete

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

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      Apparently it comes from eastern, mid west and S.W USA.

      Most of that has hotter summers than we get.
       
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        @Nikolaos sorry wrong one it's blue steel, didn't think to check the pot, I love getting old:heehee:
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          :heehee: Look on the bright side, at least you're not old enough to forget labelling the plant in the first place! :biggrin: Thanks very much for that mate, I haven't got one of that species so it's a great excuse to add it to my sea holly collection.

          Plus I've only got 7 so adding a few is a necessity really, if I round them off to 10 I'll have an easier time keeping track of how many I've got... :whistle::biggrin:

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            Bougainvilla over entrance gate ...
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            Tecoma stans in parking area ...
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            Rhipsalis baccifera in Jungle Room ...
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            Chlorophytum comosum and Begonia 'Argenteo-guttata
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              Part of the front garden in the early morning sun

              We have a number of small and large grasses but this one always looks good early and late
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              Alongside it are some of the Salvia turkestanika that are just getting growing
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              Not front garden
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                More front garden shots

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                The flowers of this Dracunculus have now gone over so I could take a close up of the interesting stems. The flowers looked great from a distance but I wasn't keen on approaching whilst they were in full flower. :whistle:
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                  Random shots in back garden

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                  Campanula lactiflora, grows up to 6ft high and flowers for about two months - needs support and I just run some string around all the stems
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                  Hemeracallis, Enchanter's Spell
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                  Self-seeded between my veg plots and they attract lots of pollinators
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                  White Verbascum with a cerise eye has spread well and the roots go very deep
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                  A yellow one has popped up. I don't know whether it has crossed with the wild, 10ft tall, yellow Mullein
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                  Wild poppies have grown across the entrance to one of my compost heaps! so I'm currently using one of the other heaps instead.
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                  They're all around the wild garden as well
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                  Pyramid Orchids are just getting going in the wild area but no sign yet of the Bee Orchids
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                  • Upsydaisy

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                    A few from me this morning.

                    Lavenders...love the white one.20220620_190556.jpg20220617_112907.jpg

                    Lavatera
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                    First Zinnia
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                    Fuchsia
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                    Pelargoniums
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                      Double white Philadelphus 11ft high
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                      Chinese lanterns are looking lush - without being watered. It flowers later
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                      Bugs are smothering most of the plants in the garden. Mainly these and blackfly
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                      Male asparagus
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                        You're certainly in posting mode today @shiney !!:biggrin:

                        Gorgeous pics though!:dbgrtmb:
                         
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                          Ooh, I have never seen White Lavender ... you learn something every day. :smile:
                           
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                            You'll notice that I post photos more infrequently than in the past but put up more pictures. That's because the photos are stored on a drive connected to Mrs Shiney's computer and not mine. As she works on it a lot I don't get access very often. :noidea: :biggrin:
                             
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                              No worries @shiney ,we still get to be spoilt by all your lovely photos. Thank you. :) x
                               
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                                Mine are only young and they seem to be a lot slower growing....as is the norm with me I can't remember the name. :whistle:
                                 
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