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What's Looking Good In October 2021

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by shiney, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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      Thank you @shiney I forgot that it was October I haven't changed the calendar yet, I usually do it when i get up at 4.45 am.
      Still got some cosmos
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      Roses
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      Japanese anemones
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      • Victoria

        Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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        Tecomaria capensis (Cape Honeysuckle) is really looking good since it's massacre last year ...
        Tecomaria Bougie2 1 Oct 21.jpg

        View from the Lane, with the old Almond Tree on the right, Callistemon viminalis immediately to the left and far left Cercis siliquastrum to give idea of height ...

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            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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            The Salvia farinacea which had mold and we cut back to a few inches on 25 August is flowering again and the little Abutilon I standardised has two buds ...
            Trellis at Casa 2 Oct 21.jpg

            Van sunning ...

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              Beautiful! I was given one of these several years ago and stuck it in the garden, not really sure of it's hardiness. It still reappears 10 years on :) I did cuttings this year...surprisingly easy!
               
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              • pete

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

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                Is this one of the American hibiscus which are herbaceous?

                I remember trying seed of those many years ago, T&M were selling them, under the name of disco belle or something like that, think I got a couple of plants going but probably planted them out when they were too small and they died.
                I wonder if we get a long enough or hot enough summer over here to make them a reliable perennial.
                 
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                • Victoria

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                  I believe it is what I call Rose of Sharon, ie, Hibiscus syriacus.
                   
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                    I do have a Rose of Sharon Hibiscus but it is a bit different from these ones. It is still dark and is raining so I'll check the label later. :scratch:
                     
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                      Gladiolus daleni Yellow form
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                      • pete

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

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                        Yeah I don't think it's H syriacus.
                        Think it might be called swamp mallow, I need to look it up.

                        H. moscheutos.
                         
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                          Well my hibiscus, which is nowhere near as good as those of @Victoria and @CanadianLori , has finally decided to flower - it's H. coccineus
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                            ETA You beat me to it!
                            It's Hibiscus moscheutos syn. palustris. It acts herbaceous here :) Mine is in a very sheltered spot, but there's one by a gatepost in the local town, so pretty much unprotected and that's been there for a few years too.
                             
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                              What a stunning colour Caroline. I guess yours and that lovely of Lori's are deciduous? Mostly I only 'do' evergreen. :whistle:
                               
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                                Yes @Victoria it's taken ages from seed, and though it makes a lot of growth (it's 5 feet tall) which LOOKS shrubby, it seems to come back from the base every year - probably because Wales is a bit cold for it. I've stuck it in the garden because the greenhouse was getting full - I have another from the same seed batch that has spent a year in soil outside but it hasn't made as much growth.
                                As an aside, I removed my acacia boormanii from the greenhouse a month or so ago - it was hitting the roof and rooting out of the pot into the soil. I was clearing things ready for winter today and noticed what appeared to be seedlings from it in the greenhouse. But when I tried to pot them up it became apparent they were growths from the roots left in the soil - even though they showed juvenile leaves. I didn't realise acacia could do that.AcaciaRegrowthSm.jpg
                                 
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