WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN SEPTEMBER 2020

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  1. mazambo

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    Last of my lilies,
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      Oh that's reassuring! Mine started off like that...nothing like the imposing spikes in most of the photos of H.g. They're getting better by the year, though :)
       
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Must admit I didn't think it was H. gardnerianum, it looks too pale and the spike is stunted.:smile:
         
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          I couldn't agree more.
          One plant here struck a chord with me, and that's cyclamen.
          When I've carefully prepared a container or bed for them I've had quite dire results.
          Then in frustration I've dug up the failed things and shoved them in a rough bit of ground.
          Now they've thrived in those rough areas.. Plants can surprise us.
           
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          • Mike Allen

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            Yes JR. Plants can surprise us at times, but I wonder why?

            So what is it that causes us to grow,......OK, perhaps, attempt to grow certain plants. Let's be honest. Usually the plant, like some pretty young lady can attract our attention. Our mind becomes blown by what we see, here and now. Then shall we say, the fantasies come about. We want more of what at present seems to be a good thing. It is sadly that we discover that this beautiful plant is not happy with what we can offer, similar perhaps to that delightful young lady.
            Enough of the fantasy world. Hard facts. OK, buy and enjoy a plant for however long it may last. To satisfy your ambition of growing it. Take the time to research it. Where does it originate from. This will give some insight to it's natural climate zone etc. Then check out the sowing, germination and after care.

            It happens to all of us. That beautiful plant, that heaven sent gorgeous lady. Alas sometimes our dreams are just that.
             
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              Don't be personal!:roflol: They seem to take a while to develop their full glory. Perhaps they respond, too, to very rich soil? Coronaria is really stunted..20200922_103127.jpg
               
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                When I've bought cyclamen in packets they take a long time to flower, then bought some that was freshly dug up sort of way that you can buy snowdrops in the green and they flowered right away.
                 
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                  There were many years when pretty ladies filled my thoughts 24/7.. I was charged like a Duracell on heat if you get my drift.
                  Now I'd rather talk to them as friends lol and enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden.
                   
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                    Aconitum
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                    Ipomoea lobata
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                    Colquhounia coccinea
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                    Liriope muscari
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                      This little waist high triangle bed by the front gate is still producing new blooms
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                        And this is making me thankful today.
                        Coxs Orange Pipins picked from a tree yesterday and made into an Apple Pie for later,
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                          What is the best plants to grow outdoors this time of year? All summer I've seen various and they made a difference cheering me up during lockdown. Are there such things as winter or autumn pansies?

                          I'm new to gardening so apologies if I'm a bit clueless.

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                            Hello Clara and welcome to Gardeners Corner.

                            Yes even the winter months, the garden can display some fine colours. Winter pansies will give a good show also ready available there is a wide range of bulbs that can be planted now.
                             
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                              Thanks for the reply Mike. What other types of bulbs would you recommend?

                              Clara x
                               
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                                Clematis 'Freckles',..always seems to be in bloom.
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                                Cape Fuchsia 'Phygelius Funfare Orange',..giving off its last blooms.
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                                Two images of No Id Roses.
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