What's Looking Good In May 2020

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  1. pete

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

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    One of my first plants I always grew, Lupins, not grown them for years but still a great plant.:smile:
     
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      The purple one is from seed, think this is it’s 3rd year. I love them, hate the aphids though!
       
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        Aquilegia - self sown:
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        Peony:
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        Iris 'Eye of the Tiger'
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          Iris pallida
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          Heavenly bamboo:
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          Cornus:
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                OleanderNoisette3Sm.jpgOsteospermum2Sm.jpg Oleander thanks to cutting from @noisette47
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                Osteospermum enjoying the sunshine
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                  Callistemon salignus is the first Bottlebrush in flower and a week or two earlier than usual followed closely by C. Perth Pink just emerging.
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                  First Alstroemeria.
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                  Wisteria Amethyst Falls.
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                  Nemesia Banana Swirl, it has been left in the ground for two years and taken -6c a few times with no damage. Next to it is a Heliotrope, overwintered in the greenhouse and just planted.
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                  Clematis Mrs N Thompson, almost lost it but two stems grew and I have had just two flowers!!!
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                  Young Trachy fortunei flowering for the time
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                  Salvia jamensis Melen.
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                  • pete

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

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                    I've always struggled with Nerium oleander, seem to get some disease that blackens the stems @CarolineL
                    Clive, I've been out there trying to pollinate my Waggie, so hope the neighbours dont think I'm totally crackers, a 4 in paint brush stuck on the end of end of a 15ft pole.:biggrin:
                    I go over the allotment and collect the pollen and then put it up into the Waggy, if fortunei crosses with waggie I'm not sure, but I'm trying, very trying some say.;)

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                    Seed pods forming on Melianthus major.
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                      My humble Fernery.

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                        My best tulip this year Antoinette - multi head flower and fades from yellow to pink
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                        tulip Marylin
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                        Camassia Heavenly blue
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                        Greenhouse nearly full , had a surprise today the Brugmansia Maya started to flower.
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                          @Perki that greenhouse looks a bit packed! Just like @CanadianLori! I'm so glad, I thought it was just me ...
                           
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                            There's a really nasty fungal disease that attacks them, @pete. I found some 20 year old sachets of Benlate at the back of the shed. Mixed it up with mancozeb and watered the ollie hedge with 50l. That sorted it!
                             
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                            • pete

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

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                              Yeah, we cant have any of those useful chemicals anymore, that worked.
                              We just keep drenching every thing with ineffective chemicals.

                              Apparently that is better for the environment.:biggrin:
                               
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