What's Looking Good In September 2021

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    You can cut back the Erysimum and it could quite easily survive. Although they are short lived they usually last a good three or four years. When they get too woody it's then the time to get rid of them but it's easy to take cuttings.

    When you have some successful cuttings you can swap them for the old plants.
     
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      Home-grown Buddleja macrostachya, from a cross I made of two white members of the species. It started flowering properly late August and is in full flower now. This species usually flowers later than the similar B. forrestii; some examples don't flower until well into the autumn.
       
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        An unknown Clematis ...

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        Coreopsis rosea ...

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        Clematis 'William Kennett' ...

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        Plumbago auriculata flowering at long last ...

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          Looking good Michael. :dbgrtmb:
           
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            Thank you @MrDigwell and @Victoria, the Plumbagos are flowering late this year. I have three, two are cuttings from the first one.
            I never knew they were called Cape Leadwort, I usually keep to Latin names.
             
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              It's probably because I studied Botany and got used to the Latin names.

              I find Latin easy to pronounce, it's like Welsh (I am Welsh) you just say what you see, you just pronounce all the letters as they are written down.
              But that's easier said than done if you're not Welsh :smile:


               
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                Thanks for the compliment - I was very pleased when this opened such a bright colour.

                One of the more unusual Buddleja species, B. macrostachya can get very big - this one will get 4 metres tall and as wide if I don't prune. The hardiness is considered borderline for much of the UK, but I've found the ones I grow to be hardy to -10ÂșC and probably lower.
                 
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                  @The Buddleja Garden Nice colour to your cross, how long from seed to flowering?
                  Also any tips on pruning.
                  My B forrestii is reluctant to flower probably due to shade from a nearby conifer, the recently acquired B macrostachya however has a pannicle on it which should open soon.
                   
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                  A few B. macrostachya seedlings flowered in just their second year, and most in their third. Once established in the ground, they really take off. These species can be pruned, but not like B. davidii - only remove the dead wood and excess growth you don't want. I've found hard spring-pruning often stops them flowering.

                  Another reason for B. macrostachya and B. forrestii sulking is being too dry or too hot. Although from sub-tropical China, Burma and India, they're very high altitude plants and flower in the monsoon - very thirsty plants when growing. Although they also need very free-draining soil for the winter when more dormant.

                  Where did you get your plants and do they have collection numbers? Please share photos of them when they flower.
                   
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                    I 'm a commoner....I can write their Latin names OK but can't pronounce them!! :)
                     
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                      Still the same as last month at the moment
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                        Heuchera sanguinea 'Firefly' :-

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                        Heuchera sanguinea 'Sweet Tea' :-

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                        Heuchera sanguinea 'Palace Purple' :-

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                        Anemone hupehensis 'Red Riding Hood' :-

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                        Fuchsia 'Phyllis' :-

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                        Fuchsia 'Delta's Sarah' :-

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                          I absolutely love Heucheras , I'm dividing mine at the moment in my revamping!!
                          Lovely pics @Michael Hewett :dbgrtmb:
                           
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                            Thank you @Upsydaisy I am getting to like them more now. I have a few other ones but they need to be moved because they are being overshadowed by bigger plants - revamping needed here too ...
                             
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