INVISIBLE EATERS

A while ago I had ripe red currants and black currants but I didn’t have the time to harvest them right away so a few days later I went into my garden to harvest the berries and every berry was gone !!!!! each and every one !!!I thought old cd’s on a string would frighten the birds away but obviously they didn’t do the job !!This week I wanted to harvest some ripe grape bunches and what did I see….the birds were there before me, mind you the grapes are in my greenhouse ! Now I gave each bunch of grapes a dress hoping the birds will stay away, also the figs outside are starting to ripen so I try to scare the birds away there too as I know from last year they always take the biggest and ripest and sweatest figs . I don’t mind that the birds eat some of my fruit but ALL is a bit much !

Here are some pictures I have taken this past weeks.

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AS YOU CAN SEE I GAVE MY GRAPES A DRESS

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE THEY DID

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I TRY TO KEEP THE BIRDS OUT OF MY FIG TREE BY SCARING THEM WITH THESE WHITE “FLAGS”

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THE SNACK TOMATOES ARE ALSO RIPENING, THE GRANDCHILDREN LOVE TO GO TO THE GREENHOUSE FOR SOME LITTLE TOMATOES AND SO DO I

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THE BIG TOMATOES ARE FINALLY GETTING SOME COLOUR

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I LOVE THE COLOUR OF THESE SOUTH AFRICAN DAISIES

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THE JAPONESE ANEMONES ARE STARTING TO BLOOM

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THIS RUSSIAN VINE IS A REAL THUG BUT IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THUG

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MY HYDRANGEA’S ARE DOING THERE VERY BEST AT THE MOMENT

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CLEMATIS THE PRESIDENT TOGETHER WITH  A PASSIONFLOWER

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MY YELLOW DAHLIA’S IN FRONT OF A MIRROR

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ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN IN BLOOM

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your gardens ! Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you !

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LAST WEEK OF AUGUST

August was a lovely month, lots of sunshine and a good shower or a rainy night once in a while, what more can a gardener want ? Alas August is gone now and September came, the good weather continues, although the days are becoming shorter rapidly, the nights are a lot cooler and breakfast on the terrace is too cold now but the days are just lovely.

I took some pictures last week so you can see what went on in my garden last week.

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THE FIRST SEDUMS ARE IN BLOOM, THAT MEANS AUTUMN !!!!THE YELLOW AFRICANS (TAGETES) BLOOM AS IF THERE IS NO TOMORROW

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ANEMONE JAPONICA, ANOTHER AUTUMN BLOOMER

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MORE ANEMONES IN FRONT OF THE AUCUBA  JAPONICA

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THE SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING IN MY GARDEN, YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPIDERWEBS AND SOME DEAD LEAVES…….

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CHELONE OBLIQUA ALSO CALLED TURTLE FLOWER COS THE BLOOMS REMIND YOU OF THE TURTLES HEAD, AN EASY CAREFREE PLANT

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ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN STILL IN BLOOM, I LOVE IT AS IT REMINDS ME OF SPAIN

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MY WHITE PASSIONFLOWER IS GROWING LIKE MAD, I ONLY PLANTED IT  ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO, NO FLOWERS OR BUDS THIS YEAR, HOPE TO GET SOME NEXT YEAR !

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THE FIRST OF MY TRICYRTIS IN BLOOM (ALSO CALLED POOR MANS ORCHID)

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MY FIGS ARE RIPE ! I STARTED PROTECTING THE ONES WHO ARE ALMOST RIPE AS THE BLACKBIRDS LOVE THEM TOO !

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I HAVE A  WHITE LANTANA CAMARA ON A STEM AND IT HAD SOME SIDE SHOOTS ON THE STEM SO I REMOVED THEM AND MADE A FEW CUTTINGS, THEY ALL GREW INTO NICE PLANTS AND THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN FLOWERING FOR MANY WEEKS

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ONE OF MY FUCHSIAS, THEY WILL GO ON BLOOMING TILL THE FIRST FROSTS, I THINK FUCHSIAS ARE JUST LOVELY AND WORTH ALL THE EXTRA WORK AS THEY HAVE TO OVERWINTER IN THE HOUSE ON A COOL DRY PLACE

 

I hope you’ll all have a great week ! Thanks for stopping by!