EVENINGSUN.

Yesterday was a beautifull summersday and in the  evening while I was sitting on our terrace enjoying the last of the sun  I found the light so beautifull that I took my camera and made a few pictures.

SEDUM SPECABILE AND A FEW POTS WITH SEMPERVIVUM

CLOSE-UP OF THE BUDS OF THE SEDUM SPECTABILE

LYTHRIUM SALICARIA (CATSTAIL) IS A PLANT FOR WET SOIL  CLOSE TO A POND OR EVEN IN MUD BUT IT IS SO STRONG THAT I CAN KEEP IT IN A POT

A BAMBOO WIND GONG

MY YUCCA, GIVES MY GARDEN A LITTLE BIT OF THE TROPICS

AUCUBA JAPONICA, VERY STRONG EVERGREEN BUSH WITH NICE GREEN LEAFS COVERED IN YELLOW SPOTS. WHEN IT FREEZES IN WINTER THE LEAFS ARE HANGING DOWN  SO IT LOOKS AS IF THE BUSH IS VERY THIRSTY BUT AS SOON AS THE TEMP IS BACK ABOVE 0C° THE LEAFS ARE BACK TO NORMAL.

A PINK HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLEA, I RECEIVED IT AS A GIFT IN SPRING AND IT WAS IN BLOOM FOR A LONG TIME, I PUT IT OUSIDE AFTER THE FROSTS AND IT HAS SINCE GROWN QUITE A BIT AND AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS ABOUT TO FLOWER AGAIN. I AM GOING TO PUT IT IN THE GARDEN IN AUTUMN.

MY LITTLE GARDEN HELPER INSISTED I TOOK A PICTURE OF HER TOO FOR MY BLOG, SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHITE BUT SHE RARELY IS !!!

ANEMONE JAPONICA WITH THE AUCUBA IN THE BACKGROUND AND AT THE BOTTOM YOU CAN SEE A FEW FLOWERS OF GERANIUM ANNE THOMPSON, THE IVY AND THE LITTLE SEDUM ARE USED AS GROUND COVER

ONE OF THE BIRDFEEDERS, IT’S FILLED WITH SUNFLOWERSEEDS, NORMALLY I MIX THE SUNFLOWERSEEDS WITH PEANUTS BUT I WAS OUT OF PEANUTS   SO I FILLED IT UP WITH SUNFLOWERSEEDS ONLY, THE BIRDS LOVE THE SEEDS, I ALSO USE FATBALLS THAT ARE MIXED WITH AL SORTS OF SEEDS. THE  PLANT YOU SEE IS A SELF SOWED SUNFLOWER, ONE OF THE SEEDS  FELL DOWN AND GOT THE CHANCE TO GERMINATE SO NOW I GIVE IT A CHANCE TO FLOWER.

 

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !

 

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FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN

Alas alas our Summer who was not really a Summer is starting to show the first signs of Autumn. I don’t like Autumn, the colouring of the leafs is pretty, yes, but it means we have to say goodbye to ALL flowers as they all die with the first frosts. And then the long long wait starts for the first signs of Spring which is given by the snowdrops, sometimes it is in January but this year it was February.

At the moment we are enjoying another 3-day mini Summer and it feels sooo good. Eating outside, sitting outside, work a little in the garden…..the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, I can hear the frogs in the pond, there is a little bit of wind so that it is not too hot. This morning I gave all my plants a good drink and I can see they are gratefull.

Here are a few pictures.

MY ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN IN FULL BLOOM

PINK ANEMONE JAPONICA

WE CALL THIS ONE TORTOISE PLANT ( CHELONE OBLIQUA) , YOU HAVE THEM ALSO IN WHITE, IT’S ABOUT 75_125 CM TALL AND NEEDS NO HELP TO STAY STRAIGHT UP

ONE OF MY SUCCULENTS

CONIFERS IN THE FRONT GARDEN

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL !!! AND DON’T FORGET TO ENJOY YOUR GARDEN !!!

A NEW PLANT

Yesterday I went to a gardencenter and I bought a few plants, one of them is called “peperomia carperata rosso”. I tried to look for instructions on the internet but all I could find so far is in Spanish. I learned it was a succulent ??!! I read somewhere it could take a lot of shade but the label says “light location”, it needs urgent repotting but I don’t know what soil I can use, if it is really a succulent then I could use succulent soil ofcourse but I’m not sure it is a succulent. I do whish labels on plants would give more information !!! Can anyone help me please ?

Here are a few pictures of the plant.

 

 

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !