What's Looking Good In May 2020

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      A wild rose that's growing up a tree where I walk the boys.
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        Pyracantha and Viburnum (Plicatum - ‘Kilimanjaro’)

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

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            A few current cacti and succulents.
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              I put these in the recent purchases by mistake (eyesight?:rolleyespink:)

              Callistemon Salignus, not flowering as profusely as previous years.
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              Perth Pink.
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              Inferno.
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              viminalis Hot Pink.
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                Oriental Poppy
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                Papaver orientale "Kleine Tanzerin"
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                Papaver orientale "Patty's Plum seedling"
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                • pete

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

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                  Hi Strongy someone once told me the wider the leaves the less hardy, would you say that is true?

                  The Perth pink looks a good one.
                   
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                    I reckon so, out of all the ones I have C. leavis which is wide leaved like citrinus Splendens is the only one damaged by frost and cold, all the others with narrower leaves have shrugged off -6/7cs.
                     
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      I had C. splendens on my back wall, facing west, years ago and it survived, but it never survived anywhere else in the garden.
                       
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                          @Freddy our 6ft high Viburnum plicatum and an 8ft Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aureus’ next to it seem to have died from the drought. :cry3: We obviously didn't water frequently enough. :doh:
                           
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                            Some of our Aquilegias are coming back :blue thumb: but we still have downymildew in parts of the garden. :sad:

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                            Cytisus battandieri is starting to flower. It's about 15ft high now
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                            This shorter Thalictrum, about 4ft, is flowering but the giant 'Elin' won't flower until it has reached about 10ft
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                            All self seeded but looking good

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                              I don't know the names of any of our Irises

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                              These are well over 50 years old
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                              I quite often mention that if plants self seed in the garden, and are not in the way, than they are left to do their own thing.

                              These are actually growing in our driveway
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                                Some random shots

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