FLOWER SHOW

Yesterday we had one of the several annual flowershows in our village. This one was a fuchsia show but there were many other flowers on show too.

THIS PLANT WELCOMED US AT THE ENTRANCE, I THINK IT WAS SOME SORT OF MINI BANANA

THESE HYDRANGEA’S WERE PART OF THE LOCATION

I LOVE FUCHSIA’S,THEY COME IN ALL SIZES AND COLOURS, PERSONALLY I PREFER THE SMALLER FLOWERS BUT I LOVE THEM ALL !!!!

More about this show in my next post.

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !

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MINI SUMMER

This week we are having a mini Summer of 5 days and because I am still revalidating after my op I enjoy every minute of it. I could get used to not having a job and be a full time housewife /gardener.

As we have temperatures of about 30 C° during the day I start early with watering the garden and the greenhouse and do some little jobs that need to be doing. There are big jobs to be done too but I can’t start on them as I may not lift, push or pull untill the end of August.

I took some pictures for you this morning.

A SEDUM, WE DON’T HAVE MUCH CHOICE IN WINTERHARDY SUCCULENTS, I PUT MY POTS WITH SUCCULENTS IN THE GREENHOUSE DURING WINTER, NOT FOR THE COLD BUT TO PROTECT THEM FROM TOO MUCH RAIN

A LACE CAP HYDRANGEA

THE LAST OF MY DAY LILLIES IN BLOOM

THIS PINK CLIMBING ROSE IS CLIMBING AGAINST THE AVIARY, IT IS COMBINED WITH RUSSIAN VINE, THE RUSSIAN VINE IS FOR THE BIRDS, MY HUSBAND GIVES THE LEAFS TO HIS BIRDS SO THEY’LL GET DARKER PAWS

FLOWERS OF THE RUSSIAN VINE (FALLOPIA), IT’S A VERY INVASIVE CLIMBER ! YOU HAVE TO CUT IT DOWN EACH YEAR OR IT WILL SWALLOW YOUR GARDEN !

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT WE STILL HAVE SOME PLANTING TO DO. THIS IS MY AEONIUM, IN SPRING IT HAD ONLY 4 ROSETTES, I AM AMAZED TO SEE HOW WELL IT IS DOING DESPITE ALL THE RAIN. I KEPT IT IN MY LIVINGROOM DURING WINTER AS IT NEEDS QUITE A BIT OF WATER FOR A SUCCULENT.

Goodbye for now, have a great day and enjoy your garden !

WHITE ORCHID

My white orchid is in bloom again, I love it !

I put it in front of one of my paintings as it looks good with the blue and the green. Usually it flowers twice a year. I have more orchids ofcourse but this is my absolute favorite.

Have a great day and enjoy your garden !

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 !

A BEAUTIFULL GARDEN IN SPAIN.

On our way to my beloved Spain we have to travel trough France, a very beautifull and interesting country, no matter where you go in France, you find beauty, culture, art and last but not least good food. My favorite part of France is the Provence in the South.

CYPRESSUS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

A HUGE CACTUS ON A PARKING IN FRANCE, ALONG THE HIGHWAY IN FRANCE YOU HAVE THOSE HUGE PARKINGS WHERE YOU CAN GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK, FILL YOUR CAR WITH WHATEVER IT NEEDS, HAVE A CAR REPAIR OR NEW TYRES, DO SOME SPORTS AND RELAX, YOU CAN EVEN DO SOME SHOPPING HERE . CLOTHES, FOOD, WINE…. AND EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM IS BEAUTIFULL AND DIFFERENT

The following pictures were taken in the South of Spain in a palm tree garden called Palmeral de Elche near Valencia, some of the palm tree’s are 300 years old, most palms are dates and their fruits are picked in December.  It is the biggests palmtree garden in Europe. Besides the palm tree’s it had a lot of succulents and cacti as well as flowers and water.

THESE TREE’S ALWAYS REMIND ME OF FUNNY LITTLE MEN, STANDING ON THEIR HEAD WITH THEIR FEET UP IN THE AIR, THEY ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE

I intend to visit this garden again if we are in the area of Valencia, I loved it !

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !