Last week was HOT, really HOT, we had temperatures between 35 C° and 40 C° !! These are temperatures we seldom get so we are not used to this, neither are my plants, poor plants, we can stay inside and cool off in many ways but plants can’t, I gave them enough water but I didn’t think the sun would have such a devastating effect on the leafs, so now I know and in the future I’ll cover my plants like I do when it is too cold as extreme freezing has the same result as extreme hot sun.
THIS IS A RHODODENDRON, AN EVERGREEN SHRUB, SO THESE LEAFS WILL BE UGLY NEXT YEAR IN SPRING WHEN IT HAS BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS. WHAT A SHAME !! IN THE BACK YOU SEE THE BURNED LEAFS OF GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM
NEXT TO OUR DRIVEWAY WE HAVE A BORDER FULL OF GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM AS IT IS SUCH AN EASY PLANT THAT SUFFOCATES ALL WEEDS, BUT I AM QUITE SURE THAT ONCE THE WEATHER WILL BE COOL AND WET AGAIN IT WILL GROW NEW FRESH LEAVES
JAPANESE ANEMONE, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PICTURE YOU CAN SEE NEW LEAFS, THE BIG LEAFS DIED TO PROTECT THE SMALL ONES SO I WILL GET FLOWERS IN AUTUMN I THINK
EVEN THE FERNS NEAR THE POND WERE BURNED BUT THEY GROW SO WELL THAT WHENEVER I CUT THE LEAFS DOWN THEY SOON MAKE NEW ONES, THIS ONE GROWS LIKE A WEED REALLY SO NO WORRIES THERE
AND THIS IS HOW ONE OF OUR DOGS KEEPS COOL…….
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL AND KEEP IT COOL ! THANKS FOR VISITING !
We finally have Summer weather so lots of plants are flowering, this is the best time of the year for me, June and July, everything in the garden looks good and there are a lot of flowers about. We have our meals in the garden morning noon and evening !
CLEMATIS ETOILLE VIOLETTE
ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS OR LADIES MANTLE, IN THE BLUE POT GROWS A YELLOW DAHLIA, NOT IN BLOOM YET AS WE HAD COLD AND WET WEATHER FOR A LONG TIME AFTER WINTER
A WHITE FLOWERING HOSTA AND IN FRONT OF THE HOSTA IS A WHITE TRAILING BEGONIA, THE BEGONIA HAS BUDS BUT YOU CAN’T SEE THEM YET UNLESS YOU LOOK UNDER THE LEAFS, THE SUMMERBULBS ARE ALL LATE COS OF THE COLD WEATHER WE HAD IN SPRING
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN A FEW DAYS LATER AND YOU CAN SEE THE FLOWERS OF THE HOSTA NOW, FRESH AND BEAUTIFUL LIKE A VIRGIN !
MORE SEDUMS, THE YELLOW ONE IS SEDUM ACRE
GOATSBEARD IN BLOOM
AND THE FUCHSIA’ ARE STARTING TO BLOOM, THIS ONE IS FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA
THANKS FOR VISITING AND I HOPE YOU’LL ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK !!