What's Looking Good In May 2020

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  1. NigelJ

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    @CarolineL I have a note that it will take a fair degree of cold, but needs well drained soil as it doesn't like damp. Longstock Gardens have it as needing protection below -10°C. Mine has had hardly any cold weather since I got it in spring 2018.
     
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      Pyracantha

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      Solanum

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      Abutilon

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      These Hymenocallis usually flower in July !

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        My Pyracantha did zilch this year except grow a new shoot. I just said yesterday I will remove it and put Lonicera Tatarica in its place (soaking seeds now). My Abutilon is not blooming yet! My Solanum blooms year round on the Arbour. Love that Hemerocallis, so graceful!
         
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          My Abutilon is one of the plants that have gone a bit doolallly this year, it's been having the odd small flower since December but this is the first nice large one.
           
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            I really like the colour of it. I am attempting to make a standard one! :whistle:
             
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              I was thinking of doing that as I forgot to cut one of mine back so it's going straight up. Perhaps we could compare in a couple of months time :)
               
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                Many years ago when I lived on the Isle of Wight, I saw a fantastic one at Ventnor Botanical Gardens and have wanted one ever since.
                 
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                  Guelder Rose
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                  Goldfinch on the niger seed

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                  Great Tits using the nesting box
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                    @Sienna's Blossom what's your top photo, the white flowers in the green tub? It's stunning :)
                     
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                      It's an azalea of some sort @2nd_bassoon it looks lovely this year doesn't it?! Thank you.
                       
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                        Although a lot of the Irises have gone over there are more coming along. :blue thumb:

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                        I love the pale blue of these sibirica
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                          These Welsh poppies were closing up for the night
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                          Variegated London Pride is now flowering. The leaves always look so cheerful during the winter when the plants around it have packed up for the season
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                            All these shots were taken in the evening :noidea: Some flowers are just starting to show.

                            These are self-seeded. The nodding grasses are 'flowering' well and are good in flower arrangements
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                            Heucheras are just starting to flower (we have about a dozen varieties but don't ask me their names :heehee:
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                                A few taken just now. Both lupins are in pots for now. The purple one has been for a couple of years, the red one is new this year. They’ll go in the garden eventually..... when I find space:biggrin:
                                 
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