TODAY I AM 2 YEARS OLD

Not me of course but my blog, I never thought I could keep it up for that long, but you all encouraged me to continue. Thank you !

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END OF MAY PICTURES

Never before was my garden so green and lush and with so many flowers at the end of May, we had enough sun and warmth and lots of rain  once in a while so the garden is doing well. I still have a lot to do in the garden as we are in the middle of house renovations, so the garden was left to look after itself.

Today was a holiday over here and the weather was perfect for  working in the garden so I could do a lot and enjoy the view once in a while when I needed a bit of a rest.

Here are some pictures.

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THIS IS MY VERY FIRST PASSION FLOWER, I PLANTED IT LAST SUMMER BUT IT DIDN’T FLOWER LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR IT IS FULL OF BUDS AND THE PLANT HAS GROWN SPECTACULARY, IT IS PASSIFLORA CAERULEA, ONE OF THE MOST WINTERHARDY PASSIONFLOWERS

 

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I PLANTED A WHITE ONE AS WELL LAST YEAR AND HERE TOO I HAVE A FIRST FLOWER AND LOTS OF BUDS, THIS IS PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELIOTT

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LOOK HOW IT HAS GROWN IN 1 YEAR TIME !

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THE ROSES ARE FLOWERING TOO, WEEKS EARLIER THAN USUAL

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THIS IS A RAMBLER CALLED ROSA SEAGULL, IT HAS A LOVELY SOFT SMELL, MY WHOLE GARDEN IS SMELLING OF ROSES AT THE MOMENT

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HENS AND CHICKS BETWEEN THE ROSES

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THIS IS ANOTHER RAMBLER CALLED ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, SMELL’S LOVELY

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EVEN THE FUCHSIA’ ARE ALREADY IN BLOOM, THIS ONE IS MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA, A VERY STRONG AND VERY WINTERHARDY FUCHSIA BUSH, BLOOMS FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS A YEAR

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THIS PINK PELARGONIUM WAS A TINY PLANT LAST SUMMER, IT STAYED OUTSIDE THE WHOLE WINTER AND IT HAS BEEN BLOOMING SINCE LAST YEAR IN MAY, IT WAS JUST ONE TINY PLANT !!! NOW IT IS HUGE !!

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GERANIUM JOHNSON BLUE

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DIGITALIS AGAINST THE ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR

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AND HERE IS ANOTHER GERANIUM,THIS ONE FLOWERS TILL THE FIRST FROST

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AND MY FIGS ARE FATTENING RAPIDLY, YUM !!

Have a great weekend all and I hope you’ll enjoy your garden ! Thanks for stopping by !

 

BARCELONA ; CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

When on holiday I am always on the look out for cactus gardens and as there are many of them in Spain I just knew there would be one in Barcelona too and yes, there was one and I found it on the Barcelona map so we went over there for a visit, it was awesome !

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The following flora pictures I took all over Barcelona.

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Have a great sunny Sunday all !!! and enjoy your garden !