Whats Looking Good In September

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  1. Michael Hewett

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    Your garden doesn't look sad at all to me @Perki, it's full of life and colour. I like that big greenhouse you've got in one of the photos :)
     
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        Very impressive @Loki.
         
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          Any tips re the curcuma? I’ve read up on it but real life experience is priceless :)
           
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          Amaryllis belladonna
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          • CarolineL

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            Gorgeous amaryllis @NigelJ! A friend has kindly given me some bulbs of it that he said hadn't been flowering. Obviously going in the post has kicked them because they are now in bud! Perhaps I should post my white AB to myself because the bulb has sat there for a year and done nothing.
             
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              @CarolineL I find that Amaryllis belladonna flowers erratically with me. I have two clumps one at the front of the house, well drained, sun till mid morning and house wall behind; the clump with the flowers above is in a well drained raised bed, more exposed, but sun most of the day. Last year the clump at the front of the house flowered, some years no flowers at all. I gave some bulbs to a colleague a couple of years ago and they flowered in the first year then nothing till this year when he got one flower bud. Some houses down here have clumps with a lot of flowers every year. If anybody has any ideas I'd like to hear them.
              I hope your white form flowers as I would like to see it.
               
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                My Belladona blooms every year in the Spring. They are in clay soil in a shady rockery with the tops peeking out. Love the colour of your @NigelJ.

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                    The one I was given has just opened today, and looks more like @Victoria 's than yours @NigelJ. Victoria - I'd assume that 'shady' for you still gets plenty of warmth and sunshine compared to here:). I have just prodded the 'white form' bulb. It's solid not squishy, but completely ignoring me and no foliage whatsoever. I'm going to repot it and give it a talking to.
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                      :smile: Yes @CarolineL, plenty of warmth but virtually no sun. We never get frost. :SUNsmile:

                       
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                        Oh, @CarolineL, I forgot to say they flower before they leaf. :doh:
                         
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                          Nerine codora has opened with the late flowering Hosta Purple Heart behind.nerine 2.JPG
                           
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                          • pete

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

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                            A strange combination, bright red bracts and pale blue flowers, the garden police would never let this happen.:biggrin:
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                            Thought I'd let a flowering stem on aeonium go through to the end and see what seed I get, none,:smile: but about a hundred cuttings I dont need.
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                              The Fasicularia looks good @pete, quite a few bromeliads have that combo.
                               
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