What's Looking Good In October 2021

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  1. Upsydaisy

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    Thanks for getting back to me @roders .:)

    Never even considered putting them outside...perhaps that's the magical bit, I will definitely do that next summer.:blue thumb:

    All mine are from cuttings too but only about 4 years old, in fact I took one up to my son's last week. Do you use Baby Bio?
     
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      Still got a few roses
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      A few cosmos
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      Hardy fuchsias
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        I love the orange one.
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I think outside is the magical bit, a neighbour whose house backs onto my allotment has three of these in the house windows, it faces west so gets really hot sun in the summer, behind the glass.

          Not seen a flower in years on them.
          They just look brown, and a brown cactus is ,with a few exceptions, getting too much sun.
           
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                You never know @pete :)
                 
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                  Fascicularia bicolor canaliculata; been outside for three years now and this is the first flower outside.
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                  Zaushneria californica "Western Hills" grows on top of a stone wall.
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                  Nerine bowdenii
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                    Nigel, you do have some lovely unique plants. :spinning:
                     
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                        Ooh, three blooms now on my little standard Abutilon, melding in with the 'Rose Star' Mandevilla ...

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                          My Christmas / Easter / Thanksgiving cactus , not sure which one :) showed it’s first bloom today. Thought I’d lost the plant as it died right back, but a repot and new compost and all seems ok :thumbsup:72291946-2C8D-4000-82F4-72B1ACCDB2AF.jpeg
                           
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                            That is a delicate pretty looking one Lem. Mine stays outside all year in the shade but is nothing to shout about.
                             
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                              Thank you @Victoria yes its a pretty flower, I’ve got another three yet to flower, and their all different ones, your so lucky where you are, to be able to keep them outside, as you well know the Welsh weather is so unpredictable, it could snow one day, and be in a heatwave the next :heehee:
                               
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                                Nice fresh leaves on the Arum italicum
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                                Papaver ruprifragum aka Spanish Poppy
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                                Camellia sasquahana "Narumigata" bud
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                                Arum pictum this autumn flowering arum has a suitably corpse like smell for this weekend.
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