What's Looking Good In October 2020

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  1. Perki

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    I haven't seen as many butterfly's on my buddleia either for the past few years , I reckon it may have something to do with the warmer winters :noidea: buddelia flowering earlier than usual . No problem for the Eupatorium PBush though , they are defiantly not suitable for pots require plenty of moister.
     

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      Well, last year, if you remember, was a fantastic year for Painted Lady Butterflies and I had several hundred swarming every day in the garden although it was late July when they turned up.
      I think it was due to the warm winds bringing them from the Continent. But, as you say, this year was the reverse and I probably saw one or two plus the odd Peacock Butterfly.
       
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        My last roses this year.
         
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          That's probably why we didn't have any!

           
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            @ARMANDII Our Kojo-No-Mai has only just coloured up but the Katsura is still green :rolleyespink:
            And the Hamamelis is turning
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            Choisya is still happily flowering again
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            Liriopes are doing well all over the garden - in full sun or heavy shade
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            Yellow tree peony seeds are ready
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            and this Hebe is still in full flower and has flowered non-stop since March 2019 :rolleyespink:
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              A lot of flowers are still hanging on
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              Some, only just
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                  Ceratostigma willmottianum
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                  Nerine White
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                  Nerine Pink
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                  Zanthoxylum laetum Related to Sichuan pepper and Prickly ash, young foliage has a lovely colour. However very spikey and the foliage has a strong smell when brushed against.
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                  Flowers come in clusters
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                  Acanthus sennii Ethiopian member of the family flowering late in the season
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                  Dahlia coccinea
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                    @shiney What is the spike with yellow flowers and pink center please?
                     
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                    Yesterday afternoon looking out from The Jungle Room to the Dining Patio ...

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                      @Victoria that's the common wild Verbascum Mullein. It looks good like that as it is its new growth after having been cut down from its 12ft height.

                      If you want them in a nicer and more manageable height then you want to get V. chaixii. It comes in white (with a cerise eye) which we have lots of, and yellow and orange. It may, possibly, come in other colours but I'm not sure. Our chaixii usually reach about 4ft in height.

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                        Some summer reminders still holding on.IMG_20201018_170302.jpgIMG_20201018_170331.jpgIMG_20201018_170505.jpgIMG_20201018_170556.jpgIMG_20201018_170153_burst_04.jpgIMG_20201018_171402.jpgIMG_20201018_171324.jpg

                        But Autumn is creeping up...IMG_20201018_171045.jpgIMG_20201018_171008.jpgIMG_20201018_170118_burst_01.jpgIMG_20201018_173021.jpgIMG_20201018_171104.jpg
                         
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                          Got something similar that's new this year in a seed catalogue that I'm going to try. Sorry it's a but blurred.
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                            @Logan that's the one I showed in my picture :blue thumb:. The bees and pollinating insects go mad over them.

                            As an early riser you would get the best view of the pollinators as they seem to come in their thousands just around sunrise.

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                              @ Upsydaisy Lovely photos as always from your Garden of Eden. What is the blue plant in Photo 4 please, and is that a red one in Photo 3? Is it Salvia? If so, I got one on Monday and it is drooping over but starting to stand up. They came in a cage support but all of them looked droopy.
                               
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