STILL FLOWERING

It’s official, we just had the wettest Summer ever on record !!!! and it shows in the garden, there is not much that survived elegantly and Autumn has been here for a few weeks now, but I am not complaining. There is still a lot of beauty in the garden.

Here are a few pictures I took today and earlier this week.

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MY ALBIZZIA IS STILL BLOOMING LIKE MAD

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS FROM JUNE TILL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER DEPENDING ON THE FROST

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TRICYRTIS IS DOING VERY WELL

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ROSA THE PILGRIM

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SUNFLOWERS ARE SUCH STRONG FLOWERS AND SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL WHEN THE SUN SHINES, CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM

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THIS SKIMMIA  white kew IS NOT FLOWERING BUT IT IS ALREADY IN BUD AND WILL STAY LIKE THIS UNTIL IT BLOOMS IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY

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SEDUM SPECTABILE

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THE PASSIONFLOWER IS STILL BLOOMING AWAY AND PRODUCED LOTS AND LOTS OF FRUIT, ALAS NOT REALLY FOR EATING

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ANOTHER FUCHSIA, THIS ONE IS CALLED FUCHSIA TOM POES (MEANS TOM THE CAT) FUNNY NAME FOR A FLOWER !!!! I HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR THE WHITE ONES

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ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT

Have a great Sunday all and may next week be awesome ! Thanks for visiting !

A NEW INDOOR PLANT FOR MY COLLECTION

A while ago I found a plant I have been looking for for a long time, it is called Nolina or Beaucarnea in latin, but people here call it “elephants paw”, it is a relative of the agave family so it is sort of a succulent and doesn’t need a lot of water.

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What do you think, isn’t he a beauty ?

 

Take care and thanks for your visit !

A DAY OUT

As it is the last week of the school holidays we wanted to do something with the kids so me, my sis and my daughter-in-law went to a zoo with the kids. It was such a lovely day, we have had so much bad weather for weeks on end and yesterday was sunny and warm so it couldn’t be better.

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WATERCHICK BABIES WERE RUNNING ALL OVER THE PLACE, THEY WEREN’T SCARED AT ALL

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GIBBONS, ALWAYS GOOD FOR A LAUGH

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A SEAT IN THE TROPICAL GREENHOUSE

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MRS LION

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MR LION, ALWAYS IMPRESSIVE

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A HAPPY PIG, PLAYING IN THE MUD AND THERE WAS PLENTY OF IT !!

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TROPICAL PLANTS AND TREES EVERYWHERE AND THEY WERE ALL LUSH AND GREEN

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ALL THE ANIMALS HAD QUITE BIG SPACES WITH BUSHES AND TREES , USUALLY WITH OTHER ANIMALS, I KNOW ZOOS ARE NOT IDEAL FOR ANIMALS BUT OVER HERE THEY ARE LOOKED AFTER VERY WELL, THEY KEEP THEM BUSY AS THEY HAVE TO SURCH FOR THEIR FOOD AND THEY DO EVERYTHING TO KEEP THEM HAPPY AND HEALTHY

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A FOXY LADY

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THEY EVEN HAD A CROC IN THE WATER WHO WAS SOAKING UP THE SUN

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THERE WERE ABOUT 10 GIRAFFES

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AND A FAKE HYPPO !

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AN ANT EATER, FUNNY CREATURE !

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THE KANGAROOS WERE SOAKING UP THE SUN AS WELL

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THIS IS A CASUARIS, A RELATIVE OF THE EMU AND THE OSTRICH

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PREZWALSKI HORSES

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A VICUNA CALF

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AND A BEAUTIFUL CRANE

We all enjoyed our day very much especially the kids (between 1.5 years old and 8 years old), alas the weather has changed back to cold and rainy…..

Take care ! and thanks for visiting.