WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY GARDEN AT THE MOMENT

Winter was long, freezing and wet. We didn’t get Spring, we went from Winter into Summer so plants are way behind their normal blooming time. Normally June is the most beautiful time in my garden with lots of blooms but today my garden still looks pretty green.

I walked through my garden this morning and made some pictures for you.

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BLOOMS OF CLIMBING HYDRANGEA OR SHOULD I SAY THE BEGINNING OF THE BLOOMS ?

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ONE OF MY FUCHSIA’S, AREN’T THEY CUTE WITH THEIR BALLERINA FROCKS ?!!!

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AND ANOTHER FUCHSIA, THIS ONE LIKES TO HAVE HIS FACE IN  THE SUN

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GERANIUM ANNE  THOMSON STARTED BLOOMING AND WILL GO ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS

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PELARGONIUM

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THE FIRST OF MY DAYLILLIES IN BLOOM

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GERANIUM SANGUINEUM, A LOW GERANIUM WITH CUTE LITTLE LEAFS AND LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, BLOOMS FOR A LONG TIME

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ONE OF MY AQUILEGIA’S, THIS ONE IS STILL IN BLOOM AND IT LOOKS AS IT HAS STILL A LOT OF BUDS, THE WHITE ONE HAS NO MORE FLOWERS AT THE MOMENT

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MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE VIOLETS, THEY HAVE BEEN BLOOMING SINCE LAST YEAR SEPTEMBER !!!

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AND YET ANOTHER GERANIUM, I THINK THIS ONE IS ENDRESSII

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SYRINGA PALIBIN  A LOT  SMALLER THAN SYRINGA VULGARIS

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ARUNCUS OR GOATS BEARD

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ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS OR LADIES MANTLE, ALWAYS HAPPY TO PERFORM

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DIGITALIS, THE FIRST FLOWERSTALK IN MY GARDEN WHO IS BLOOMING, THEY HAVE SELFSEEDED ALL OVER THE GARDEN BUT I  LET THEM BE AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT IN THE WAY, THE BEE’S LOVE THEM AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL !!!

I hope this lovely weather will continue for a long long time !!!!

 

Have a great week and enjoy your garden !

 

A VISIT TO A KOI CENTER

Last week we needed  food for our koi who live in our garden pond so we decided to go to a place called “De Hofleverancier”in Ekeren near Antwerp. It is a nice place to buy decent koi, good koi food , pond plants and pond ornaments.

When we arrived we went to see the fish first, they have all sorts of pond fish but they are specialised in Japanese koi, they have all sorts from tiny ones to big ones. And of course my husband couldn’t resist to buy one, we already have plenty of them in our pond, and our pond is not that big , I told him we only came to buy some koi food but he still wanted to take another koi home and so we did.

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So we came home with this little fella, it’s a bad picture cos the fish is in a plastic bag and he is nervous cos one moment he was swimming in a huge tub with lots of other koi and the next he was all on his own in a plastic bag in just a bit of water, poor thing ! But at the moment he is happily swimming in our pond together with the other koi and he is eating well. He must have had a big shock when we put them in our pond, he came from a huge tub with no plants into a pond with lots of plants and koi he never met before.

Although it was very cold that day we made a stroll through the garden center so I could take some pictures for you.

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THE FISH WERE IN BIG TUBS WITH NO PLANTS IN SO THEY WERE HUNGRY AND WHEN YOU CAME CLOSE THEY THOUGHT YOU WERE BRINGING FOOD

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BIG ONES

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SOME WERE REALLY VERY PRETTY

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SOME ORIENTAL ORNAMENTS

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A SELECTION OF POND PLANTS

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A WATER ORNAMENT

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A  WATER ORNAMENT MADE FROM A HUGE TREE TRUNK

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I LOVED THESE 2 STONE PONDS, ALAS THEY WERE EXPENSIVE !

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A POND STATUE

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I hope you all enjoyed this little garden tour.

 

Have a great garden week and thanks for stopping by !!