UPDATE ON MY GARDEN.


Today, July 22nd, is the first real Sumerday we’ve had this year !! And it will be Summer till Saturday, then it will end with a big bang and lightning and lots of rain. As I am still recovering from my op this week I am going to enjoy every minute of this little Summer. I took some pictures today and yesterday for you to see.

MALVA, A FRIENDLY LITTLE FLOWER ON HIGH STEMS, SELFSOWING BUT CAN EASILY BE REMOVED WHERE IT IS NOT WANTED

MALVA IN THE SUN

HERE YOU CAN SEE PART OF THE GARDEN WITH THE POND, THE FENCE IS TEMPORARILY THERE UNTILL THE GRANDKIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH, YOU CAN SEE A CONIFER HEDGE AND OUR BIG OAK TREE, ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO A BIRD MUST HAVE DROPPED A FRUIT OF AN AMERICAN OAKTREE AND VOILA 30 YEARS LATER WE HAVE A NICE BIG TREE

LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON MY TAGETES, A BEAUTIFULL GRASHOPPER ! USUALLY THEY ARE A LOT SMALLER HERE.

CLEMATIS THE PRESIDENT, BLOOMING FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS YEAR

MY LILAC – BLUE HYDRANGEA

HERE IS ONE THAT IS MORE PINK, ALWAYS A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

MY YUCCA IN A POT IN THE SUN, HE SUFFERED A LOT THIS WINTER AS I LEFT HIM  OUT IN THE GARDEN FOR TOO LONG BUT HE SURVIVED AND IS DOING WELL NOW I THINK

BUDS OF KIRENGOSHOMA, A JAPANESE PLANT, IT WILL GET BELLSHAPED YELLOW FLOWERS

FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA, A SMALL BUSH, COMPLETELY WINTERHARDY (UP TO AT LEAST -18C°) THE BUSH DIES DOWN IN WINTER AND NEW SHOOTS EMERGE IN SPRING, BLOOMS FROM JUNE TILL THE FIRST FROST

ANOTHER FUCHSIA WITH SMALL FLOWERS, I THINK IT’S A REAL CUTIE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S CALLED THE LABEL JUST SAID “FUCHSIA”

LOOK AT THAT BLUE SKY ! AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE BUDS GROWING ON MY ALBIZZIA JULLIBRIZZIN

THE SUN SHINING THROUGH THE LEAFS OF MY ALBIZZIA

Well this will be it for today . I am going to enjoy this beautifull day !

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !

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6 responses to “UPDATE ON MY GARDEN.

  1. You have a lovely garden. I grow many of the same things too. The wax bells act kind of funny for me though. It looks like you’ll have some wonderful blooms before long. Love your oak tree! There is nothing better than an oak tree or two in the garden.

    • Thanks for your comment ! It’s always nice to hear from another gardener
      The wax bell’s are doing great in my garden, I planted a few near the pond a few years ago and now they are all over the garden, at least in the shady part. I love them but when they are in bloom I am sad too as it means we are well on our way to Autumn..

  2. What a lovely summer’s day. I’m glad to hear you’ve recovered enough to get out and enjoy it. Your Clematis, Hydrangeas and Fuchsias are beautiful sights. I really love your lemon Tagetes too … and the grasshopper is not too bad either.

    • Thanks Bernie but when I see all the beauty in your garden I am green with envy , you have so much tropical beauty of flowers and wildlife, so much colour !!!
      But alas, I life in Belgium and not in the tropics….I often think of emmigrating to a warmer country but none of my close relatives want to hear of it.

      greetings,

      gwennie

  3. Lovely colors, lovely blossoms, great pictures—such a sense of peace– Irresistible bright green grasshopper (though I’ve become wary of them –adorable as they are–as my garden is ravaged from pests, and I think they eat up the leaves)
    When I was a child I learned a little about wild flowers (quickly & firmly & forever–as one does as a child) –and recognized them & intuited their cousins for years—But now I get so confused about trees & plants that seem familiar but turn out to be not only something else -but unrelated. Your Malva looks like what I thought was Wild Geranium, your KIRENGOSHOMA reminds me of what I came to know–only after moving here to the west coast from the east–as Flowering Maple, though I see the differences.
    I feel close to shade plants– I love shade, and feathery, ferny green.
    It’s so nice to feel your joy in it all.

    • Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it ! But when I see all those tropical garden blogs I am green with envy, they have so much more possibilities and they don’t have to worry about frosts, ofcourse I realise they have other problems like drought and so but still, I envy them. Never the less, I love what I have and I enjoy my garden even in Winter.

      greetings,

      gwennie

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