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  • SHOW ME YOUR AUGUST GARDENS

    Posted by Craig on August 16, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    I’d love to see how all your gardens are looking this August. Post your pictures as a reply to this discussion.

    hoekievld replied 6 months ago 9 Members · 25 Replies
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  • Tropical_Rich

    Member
    August 16, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    Here’s mine

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 4 weeks ago by  Tropical_Rich.
    • Craig

      Administrator
      August 17, 2023 at 8:52 am

      Looking good, it’s really getting some height now 👍

  • Nicholas

    Member
    August 16, 2023 at 9:49 pm

    I don’t have a tropical garden as such but I’ve two brugmansias in the small glasshouse that are doing well. They were in pots, now in the ground.

    • Craig

      Administrator
      August 17, 2023 at 8:51 am

      Very nice, that variegated one is a favourite of mine. I bet it smells amazing in there! Do you heat your greenhouse in winter?

  • greatnorthernexotic

    Member
    August 16, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    All good here, we’ve even had some August sun! 😄

  • Craig

    Administrator
    August 17, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Also love the layering of plants in this pic. I love looking at other peoples gardens, it’s always inspiring.

  • trachyhunter

    Member
    August 18, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Two year anniversary of my new build garden.

    Impatiens tinctoria have been the star this year, amazingly tall and fast growing!

    I also planted a Miscanthus lutarioriparius which needs urgent attention at the end of this season as it’s starting to run like a good’un!


    • trachyhunter

      Member
      August 23, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      I can confirm the Miscanthus lutariorparius; dispite looking amazingly exotic and growing to 4 metres in 5 months it had run wild. If you’re thinking of planting this, don’t plant it without a very comprehensive rhizome barrier or put in in a pot!

    • Craig

      Administrator
      August 23, 2023 at 7:04 pm

      It looks soooooo good! I absolutely love a circular path 👌

  • wayne

    Member
    August 19, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    My garden started as a lockdown distraction now it’s now my weekend destination of choice

    • Craig

      Administrator
      August 23, 2023 at 9:08 am

      It’s looking really good @wayne , I really like the island bed in the middle of the lawn 👌

  • Neil

    Member
    August 23, 2023 at 11:35 am

    It has overgrown somewhat.. but I suppose that’s OK!

    Very happy with how it’s turned out this year. Still alot of work to do though. As always there are bits I will be changing next summer.

    • Craig

      Administrator
      August 23, 2023 at 7:03 pm

      @Neil it looks great! That seating area surrounded by lush foliage looks like a lovely spot to sit 😀

  • hoekievld

    Member
    August 23, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Here a part of my garden in The Netherlands

    • Craig

      Administrator
      August 23, 2023 at 7:05 pm

      Just WOW! Those Hedychium flowers are incredible. Does it put on that good a display for you every year?

      • hoekievld

        Member
        August 24, 2023 at 8:34 am

        hi Craig, it is the third summer after i planted it and it get’s bigger each year, i think last year i had 5 flowers, this year seven and the tallest one is around 2 meter high. it always did well but this year extremely well 🙂 Also it looks like the flowers looks pretty, for a much longer time as before, now after a week they still look amazing, i remember them flowering just for couple of days the years before

        • This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  hoekievld.
        • hoekievld

          Member
          August 24, 2023 at 8:36 am

          just remembering that i did not fertalized this tara at all. only a little bit of compost early spring

    • hoekievld

      Member
      September 12, 2023 at 3:30 pm

      garden is still exploding with new growth.

      • Craig

        Administrator
        September 14, 2023 at 4:38 pm

        I am soooooooo envious of your Manihot, I’d love to add one to my collection 😀

        • hoekievld

          Member
          October 5, 2023 at 6:18 pm

          Thanks, it did sooo well this summer. It is reaching 2,5 meters now and lots of seedpods developing. Def worth the try! I took a couple of cuttings weeks ago, hopefully they develop roots

          • hoekievld

            Member
            October 5, 2023 at 6:20 pm
            • Craig

              Administrator
              October 6, 2023 at 9:07 am

              Do you leave the Manihot outdoors in winter?

            • hoekievld

              Member
              October 11, 2023 at 12:28 pm

              Hi Craig, yes i leave it in the ground again like last winter.

              The thinner branches will die pretty quickly after the first frost. I only protected the base stem with fleece cloth. When I’m home i will take a picture of the base and you can see to where i had to cut it back last spring. If you live in the south it will definitly survive the winters without to much protection at all

  • Reggie

    Member
    September 14, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Mine is a year old and going great guns. Cannot speak highly enough of Phillips hue lights…

    • Craig

      Administrator
      September 16, 2023 at 10:10 am

      Wow! I love the area with the circular patio @Reggie 😀 And those lights are incredible!

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