What is going on in my garden at the moment ? Not much really. Each day we get more signs that Autumn is coming closer fast. Today was a nice day with a bit of sun and 23 C°, yesterday it was 17 C° and it was raining very very hard, it’s typical for many Belgian Summers, one day this and the next day something completely different.
But, a miracle has happened with my fig tree, remember when I told you back in May that it only had little green buds instead of being in full leaf ? It has grown sooooo much and there are soooo many figs on it too. They won’t get ripe this year but who knows, I see they are rapidly becoming bigger….When ripe they are not big and bold like the exotic figs but small and yellowish green, red on the inside ofcourse.
THIS WAS MY FIG TREE BACK IN MAY
SEE THE LITTLE BUDS ON IT ?
LOOK AT IT NOW !!!!
LOOK AT ALL THE LITTLE FIGS !
So NEVER give up on a fig tree too soon !!! He was this Winter in my garden, unprotected ,and we had temperatures of -18 C° !!! He is standing against a South faced wall though.
IT’S SEDUM TIME ! A CLOSE-UP OF A FLOWER
HERES’ THE SAME SEDUM TOGETHER WITH GERANIUM ROZANNE WHO HAS BEEN BLOOMING SINCE MAY
ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT WITH IN THE BACK MY LILAC COLOURED HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA
ONE OF MY FUCHSIA’S
I love your fuchsia and your fig tree! My little fig tree produced only four fruits this year. I ate a couple of them, and they were delicious. I told my husband to get the other two, as they were ripe. He went to pick them the next day, and some creature, probably a squirrel, had got to them first! Hopefully next year we will have a larger harvest.
Here it’s the black birds who eat the biggest ripest figs ! Animals do know what they like !
Is your fig tree in a pot ? They grow like mad in full soil. I have to prune mine back very hard each year as it is against the garage wall. I whish I had enough space to have one free growing in my garden.
That is a beautiful fig tree. I bet those figs will ripen up this year and will be ever so delightful. Watch out for animals. Your sedum with Roxanne is lovely.
Last year the black birds ate a lot of my figs, they take the biggest and ripest figs ! They sure know what they like ! So I was planning to use some sort of cover by the time the figs were ripe but I doubt it will happen this year. Last year I made a lot of fig jam, I had so many pots that I had to give a lot of them to family and friends.