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.
MY ALBIZZIA IS STILL BLOOMING LIKE MAD
FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS FROM JUNE TILL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER DEPENDING ON THE FROST
TRICYRTIS IS DOING VERY WELL
ROSA THE PILGRIM
SUNFLOWERS ARE SUCH STRONG FLOWERS AND SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL WHEN THE SUN SHINES, CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM
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
THE PASSIONFLOWER IS STILL BLOOMING AWAY AND PRODUCED LOTS AND LOTS OF FRUIT, ALAS NOT REALLY FOR EATING
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
ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT
Have a great Sunday all and may next week be awesome ! Thanks for visiting !
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.
What do you think, isn’t he a beauty ?
Take care and thanks for your visit !
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.
WATERCHICK BABIES WERE RUNNING ALL OVER THE PLACE, THEY WEREN’T SCARED AT ALL
GIBBONS, ALWAYS GOOD FOR A LAUGH
A SEAT IN THE TROPICAL GREENHOUSE
MR LION, ALWAYS IMPRESSIVE
A HAPPY PIG, PLAYING IN THE MUD AND THERE WAS PLENTY OF IT !!
TROPICAL PLANTS AND TREES EVERYWHERE AND THEY WERE ALL LUSH AND GREEN
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
A FOXY LADY
THEY EVEN HAD A CROC IN THE WATER WHO WAS SOAKING UP THE SUN
THERE WERE ABOUT 10 GIRAFFES
AND A FAKE HYPPO !
AN ANT EATER, FUNNY CREATURE !
THE KANGAROOS WERE SOAKING UP THE SUN AS WELL
THIS IS A CASUARIS, A RELATIVE OF THE EMU AND THE OSTRICH
A VICUNA CALF
AND A BEAUTIFUL CRANE