WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN JULY 2021


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June's thread here

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Clematis in a tub.


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This one I only bought a couple of months ago. Giant lilies doing well. we've about 20 around the perimeter of our garden.

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This euonymus has been on this fence for nearly 30 years. It's totally closed up the gap where we had the big conifer taken down two years ago.

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I found this tall triangular metal plant stand in the garage. Can't remember what we bought it for, but I used it to support this clematis.


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When I moved a variety of perennials last year, nothing was blooming and I was simply trying to save as many plants as possible. Now the mix of hostas, day lilies, phlox, asters, speedwell, rudbeckia, hollyhock and other assorted plants are showing me what a crazy crowded garden my front yard has become. In the past I had much more space and plants were in groupings and not so patch work In nature. A bit chaotic but a great variety to sort out after I determine what all I “saved” from the areas that have been cleared. Maybe I can determine a plan for next year or just enjoy the wild abandonment of it all.
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I like hebes, they don't take much looking after.

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There's ten here.


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Couple of newer ones, may graduate to ceramic pots later.

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This hydrangea suffered badly when we had that sharp frost three months back, which killed off all the buds, but it's "having another go." There's a couple of branches there which would lend themselves to layering. I've had success with doing that with azaleas in the past, so I might give it a go.

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These rhodos have put on a good show of new growth, it does help if you dead-head them as soon as the blooms start to die off. The foliage is a good colour too. Thery don't get any special feed. I just blow some of the dead leaves that fall from next door's trees that end up on the lawn to the back of the bed and let them rot down.

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The rhodos I "rescued" in Aldi last year, which were dying off in the store, as no one waters them, are repaying me for my kindness.

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The lawn's not looking too bad, but a bit patchy, it might be cat pee. A bit of moss in the grass next to the brick edging under the acer in the foreground, but I gave it a dose of iron sulphate today. It just dies off, I don't even have to rake it out, it gets picked up by the mower over a few weeks.

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They don't water them in the store because of safety.

Yes, that's what they told me. I think it's because they haven't knowlegeable staff and they could chuck water everywhere. But it only needs a bit of common sense. I think I've mentioned that before when I first posted about them.
 
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Yes, that's what they told me. I think it's because they haven't knowlegeable staff and they could chuck water everywhere. But it only needs a bit of common sense. I think I've mentioned that before when I first posted about them.
Perhaps that's where I remember it from but couldn't remember who.
 
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