VIEWS OF MY WORLD


Today was a quiet Sunday, grey but dry, very windy but not too cold. I always walk through my garden several times a day, for my enjoyment but also to see if everything is ok, to see if all my plants have enough water and to see if they are all doing fine. After many years of experience I can now see when a plant is not feeling well so I can do something about it, give it another place, more sun, less sun, or some fertilizer….usually the plant will be ok afterwards but I do have the occasional death and then I feel awful.

Here are a few pictures for you of how things look at the moment.

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DAYLILLIES IN FRONT OF A SPIREA BUSH

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AN “ORDINARY” PELARGONIUM ON A WINDOWSILL

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BEHIND THE GARAGE IN A CORNER I HAVE AN ELDER IN BLOOM AT THE MOMENT, I CUT IT BACK EVERY YEAR AS OTHERWISE IT WILL BECOME FAR TO BIG BUT I LIKE TO MAKE JELLY WITH THE BLACK BERRIES

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A NICE BIG CLUMP OF RHUBARB, VERY EASY TO GROW, I JUST LOVE THAT BIG BOLD LEAF !

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FLOWERING GRAPE IN THE GREENHOUSE

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SNACK TOMATOES IN THE GREENHOUSE, THEY STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE CAN EAT THEM !

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THE FIRST OF THE REAL TOMATOES, THEY ARE GOING TO NEED A LOT OF SUN BEFORE WE CAN EAT THEM !

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WILD STRAWBERRIES IN A POT, THEY SEEM TO LIKE IT, I HAVE TO COVER THEM WITH AN OLD CURTAIN TO KEEP THE BIRDS AWAY WHEN THE FRUIT IS RIPE, THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS !!!

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LOADS OF BUDS ON MY ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, NORMALLY IT IS IN BLOOM AT THE END OF MAY

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I JUST PLANTED CRAWLING THYME  ( THYMUS PRAECOX ALBIFLORUS) AS GROUNDCOVER HERE AND THERE

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SWORD FLAG OR YELLOW IRIS IN THE MARSH ZONE OF THE POND, YOU CAN ALSO SEE LOTS OF WATER MINT, GROWS LIKE CRAZY EVERYWHERE IN THE GARDEN BUT CAN BE EASILY REMOVED SO I LET IT GROW WHEN IT IS NOT IN THE WAY OR OVERCROWDING ANOTHER PLANT

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ONE OF MY MANY HOSTA’S IN THE POND AREA

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A CUTE LITTLE FOXGLOVE IN ONE OF THE BORDERS AMONGST THE NEPETA, SEDUM, AND DAYLILLY LEAFS

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MY CLIMBING HYDRANGEA IN BLOOM BEHIND THE GREENHOUSE

Have a great week dear readers ! Thanks for stopping by, it is much appreciated !

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22 thoughts on “VIEWS OF MY WORLD

  1. Hi,
    Thank you so much for stopping my blog! I appreciate ❤
    What a great blog, beautiful garden you have . Enjoy to see your garden’s beautiful plants and flowers .
    And , ah, how nice to have that big Elder tree in your garden! I love elder flowers tea or syrup . And almost drinking all season 😃
    I wish I have a garden same as yours❤❤❤❤

  2. Very nice! I like above all the prose and how it is presented. Are you doing your gardening in Belgium or elsewhere? (I have Belgian connections). Best, Wm. Eaton, montaigbakhtinian.com

  3. You have an incredible garden and your photos are fantastic. Love the tomatoes growing. It’s my first year growing them. I bought a horse trough and planted them in it. They are going crazy and so far I have 7 tomatoes that I can see.

    • Thank you ! I’ve been a big fan of your blog for about 2 years now and you have inspired me a lot ! I envy you for the kind of climat you have, I often feel sorry for my cacti and succulents as they have to stay inside year round (most of them), I so whish I could change our weather !!!
      My tomatoes still have a long way to go before we can eat them, but tomatoes from your own garden are just delicious ! And I love growing vegetables and herbs and everything else ofcourse !

  4. Pelargoniums are special, even when there are lots of them. I even had a dog once whose favorite flower was what we call ‘common geranium’ — on his way out every morning he stopped to smell the pelargoniums before he continued on to his destination for his morning toilet.

  5. your ‘ordinary’ pelargonium is gorgeous. I’m wondering if my garden iris need more water – haven’t had flowers. Going to dig them up and into pots to move to the new garden.

    • in order to know what your iris needs you have to know its name, some irisses need ther roots in the baking sun, others like their feet into the water, I love irisses but they don’t bloom for a long time so I don’t have many except for the yellow marsh iris as this one filters the pondwater and makes the water clear. how exciting to be able to make a whole new garden !

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