AND THEY GO ON AND ON AND ON

Today we are October 20 th and we have a nice soft and sometimes even  warm Autumn , Saturday we even had 25 C° !!! so my flowers continue to flower.

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GERANIUM ROZANNE, ONE OF THE LONGEST FLOWERING GERANIUMS AND VERY WINTERHARDY, THEY START FLOWERING IN APRIL AND GO ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS

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THIS ONE IS CHELONE OBLIQUA, ALSO ONE THAT BLOOMS FOR MONTHS ON END, I HAVE THE PINK VERSION BUT YOU HAVE THEM IN WHITE TOO

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ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT, THEY HAVE SUCH PRETTY FACES  !!! AND  BLOOM LONGER THAN THE PINK ANEMONES JAPONICA

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TRICYRTIS

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !

 

 

AN EXPERIMENT

When I put my yucca in the garden in May it didn’t look so good, a lot of it’s leafs were dead so I could either trow it away or experiment with it and as I love to experiment I choose to cut off all the leafs and a bit of the trunk, I used something to cover the wounds so the trunks wouldn’t rot and I waited and waited and for a long time nothing happened but I know plants are very strong and sometimes need a lot of time to do what they have to do and after a few months I noticed new life, yeuhhh !!!! The leafs are tiny but it has many new shoots so I am happy I made the right choice.

 

 

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IN THE BACK YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF MY CACTI AND SUCCULENT COLLECTION

 

 

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Have a great week all and don’t be afraid to experiment with a plant ! Thanks for visiting my blog !

AUTUMN BLOOMS

Alas, the flowering season is almost finished…..Autumn is not my favorite season, nor is Winter but it is a time to make new plans for next Spring.

Here are a few pictures of my Autumn blooms.

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MY ALBIZZIA HAS DONE GREAT THIS SUMMER AND KEPT ON FLOWERING FOR MONTH’S

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS LIKE CRAZY IN AUTUMN, IT STARTS BLOOMING IN JUNE AND THEN GOES ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS

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TRICYRTIS HIRTUS OR POOR MANS ORCHID, ANOTHER AUTUMN BLOOMER THAT GOES ON AND ON, I DEFINITELY WANT MORE OF THEM IN MY GARDEN

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ROSA THE PILGRIM

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MY LAST SUNFLOWER OF THIS YEAR

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AND THIS IS A PROMISE FOR NEXT SPRING ; SKIMMIA WHITE KEW, FULL OF BUDS FOR NEXT YEAR

 

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting my blog, I’d love to hear from you !!!

 

A DAY AT THE ZOO WITH MY GRANDSON

Last week I went to the zoo in Antwerp with my 3 year old grandson. The zoo opened it’s doors in 1843, it is in the city center of Antwerp next to the train station so we went by train. It is a small zoo as it is in the city center but a little gem with lots of flowers and century old tree’s, if I would live in Antwerp I think I would go every day. One of my favorite animals here are the gorilla’s , I LOVE gorilla’s !!! As it was during the week and on a schoolday there were not so many visitors so we could go and do what we wanted in piece.

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BABOON

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SMALL ANT EATER

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MONKEYS, I COULD WATCH THEM ALL DAY

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OKAPI, APPARENTLY THERE ARE MORE OKAPI’S LIVING IN ZOO’S THEN IN THE WILD

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ONE OF THE VERY OLD TREE’S, BEFORE IT WAS A ZOO THIS WAS A PARK WITH VERY OLD TREE’S

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THERE ARE ANIMAL STATUES ALL OVER THE GARDEN OF ANIMALS WHO  ONCE LIVED HERE BUT DIED

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MOST PEOPLE WHO VISIT THE ZOO GO SIT ON THIS GORILLA TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN, UNFORTUNATELY MY GRANDSON WAS AFRAID OF THIS BIG MONKEY….

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HERE’S A REAL GORILLA, ISN’T HE  BEAUTIFUL !!???

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CHIMPS

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BLACKFEET PENGUINS

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PELIKANS

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HERE IS MY GRANDSON LOOKING FOR NEMO, THIS WAS THE BEST PART FOR HIM, HE WOULDN’T LEAVE THIS AQUARIUM, HE WAS SO PLEASED TO SEE NEMO AND HIS FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE, HE DIDN’ T UNDERSTAND WHY NEMO’S SHARK FRIEND WAS NOT IN THERE WITH THE OTHERS…..

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THIS WAS TAKEN INSIDE THE TRAINSTATION OF ANTWERP

As you can imagine we both had a lovely day.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend all !