FLOWER SHOW part 2

Today we had a very warm day, at least untill mid afternoon, then the sky turned grey and we can expect some heavy rain and thunderstorms. All the other days were cool with sun, clouds, wind and rain once in a while, very unpredictable. It is sooo difficult for us to plan a bbq !We always need a plan B.

Here is the second part of the flowershow pictures. It was a fuchsia show but there were other flowers on display too.

A SELECTION OF PELARGONIUMS

ANGELWING BEGONIA

MILLIONBELL

FUCHSIA THRYPHILLA

PELARGONIUM SPECIES

A LITTLE CUTIE !

THE LOCATION OF THE SHOW WAS IN A GARDEN OF A CHURCH, THIS IS ONE OF THE WINDOWS OF THE CHURCH

THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH

BEGONIA

A HOSTA WITH  TINY LEAFS

MORE HOSTA’S AND A POND IN THE BACK

WHITE AND GREEN BOX

YELLOW AND GREEN BOX

LANTANA

BEGONIAS AND A POND IN THE BACKGROUND

A VIEW OF THE POND

Have a great day and enjoy your garden !

NEW BLOOMS

I have taken pictures of the new blooms in my garden, the days are flying by and there is no sign of Summer for the near future. But when I read the blogs of some of you and see how much you want a bit of rain and cooler temperatures I think I musn’t complain. It must be hartbreaking to see how your plants and flowers burn from the sun.

My fruit and veg in the greenhouse is growing like mad and finally I have small tomato’s on my plants ! My poor figtree is still naked for a big part but it is still making progress as well, it is a very odd sight ; the biggest leaves are at the end of the branches and I have a lot of ground shoots.

And the weeds ? Well they are having a ball as always !

THIS IS THE FIRST FLOWER THIS YEAR OF MY ROSA MARGARET MERRIL, A LOVELY WHITE SENTED ROSE, YOU CAN SEE SHE ‘S A BIT STAINED FROM THE RAIN.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF MY BLOOMING SEDUM, I’VE SHOWN YOU PICTURES OF IT BEFORE WHERE THE FLOWERS WERE STILL COMPLETELY CLOSED, I LOVE THE DARK COLOUR OF THE ROSET

A DARK PURPLE PETUNIA AND A VERY TINY HONEY BEE

FUCHSIA GARTENMEISTER BONDSTEDT, THIS IS A FUCHSIA TRYPHILLA, THE FLOWERS ARE LONG AND SLIM AND THIS FUCHSIA NEEDS SUN TO THRIVE

THE FIRST FLOWER OF MY ANGELWING BEGONIA, I LOVE IT !

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND A BIT OF RAIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE DESPERATE FOR SOME WATER.

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SOME GARDEN TALK

Today it is 15 C° and the sky is grey with dark grey clouds. For me this is ideal weather to do something in the garden.

I went to my greenhouse and took some pictures.

HERE YOU SEE TWO POTS WITH DARK LEAFED BASIL, ONE POT HAS A LITTLE OF THE GREEN BASIL IN IT, YOU SEE ONION PIPES, LETTUCE, THE BIGGEST PLANT IS AN EGG PLANT, IT HAS FLOWERS BUT NO FRUITS YET

HERE YOU SEE LETTUCE, ONON PIPES, LEEKS, AND SELLERY, THE SELLERY IS FOR CUTTING, YOU CUT WHAT YOU NEED AND IT GROWS BACK, AGAIN AND AGAIN

CABBAGE AND FENNEL, AND UNDER THE BIG CABBAGE LEAF YOU SEE A TAGETES BUT IT IS NOT IN BLOOM YET

THIS IS ONE OF MY TOMATO PLANTS AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE THE FIRST FLOWER BUDS !!

I know most of you already have ripe tomato’s or at least some big green ones but what with the cold and rainy weather we’ve been having for month’s now (with a few warm days inbetween) nothing is growing very well except for the weeds. Do you see that dark ring I planted my tomato in ? It’s a water reservoir, you can put 3 liters of water in it and it drips slowly into the ground, it’s the first time I am using this. As for the tagetes I mentioned earlier, I plant tagetes between my veggies and garlic to keep the bugs away, tagetes are so easy to grow from seed ! Over here we call tagetes  “stinky’s” cos of their smell. I like the ones with the little yellow flowers as they look so sunny to me.

HERE WE ARE BACK IN THE GARDEN, THIS IS AN EVERGREEN FERN : POLYSTICHUM POLYBLEPHARUM

ONE OF MY PLANTERS WITH “WILD” STRAWBERRY’S : FRAGARIA VESCA ( I BOUGHT THEM IN A PLANTCENTER I DID NOT GET THEM FROM THE WILD), THEY ARE VERY EASY TO PROPAGATE, THE FRUITS ARE VERY SMALL BUT TASTE LOVELY ALAS THE BIRDS NOW THAT TOO SO I HAVE TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THE BERRY’S, THE PLANTS START FLOWERING EARLY IN SPRING AND THEY GO ON FLOWERING AND PRODUCING FRUIT TILL THE FIRST FROST, ALL THEY NEED IS A PLACE IN THE SHADE/SEMI-SHADE AND ENOUGH WATER

MY ANGELWING BEGONIA , IT IS NOT IN BLOOM YET BUT UNDER THE LEAFS I CAN SEE SOME BUDS, IT’ S ONE WITH WHITE BELL SHAPED FLOWERS,  AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FIRST FLOWERS !

A FUCHSIA TOGETHER WITH A SMALL SEDUM : SEDUM SPURIUM IN A POT, THIS SEDUM IS SUCH A LOVELY PLANT, I OFTEN USE IT TO COVER THE SOIL IN A POT, IT IS A TRAILING SEDUM AND YOU CAN CUT IT SHORT OR LEAVE IT  HANGING OVER THE EDGE OF THE POT, IT’S ALWAYS HAPPY, IT IS EVERYWHERE IN MY GARDEN, YOU CAN PUT IT EVERYWHERE : SUN,SHADE, DRY, WET, WHATEVER.

ONE OF MY SEMPERVIVUMS WITH PROMISING BUDS, I JUST REPLANTED IT, THE LITTLE GREEN STUMPS YOU SEE IS OF ANOTHER SEDUM : SEDUM ACRE AND IT GETS BRIGHT YELLOW LITTLE FLOWERS, SO PRETTY ! AND SO SUNNY !

MAY I INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE OF MY BEST GARDEN HELPERS, IDEAL FOR REMOVING WEEDS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A LOT OF MUSCLE, I WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITHOUT IT

And now I want to go and do something in the garden, I have the whole day to myself and I love it but first I’m going to have a cup of tea in the garden so I can see what needs my attention the most.

Thank you all for reading my blog, have a great day and enjoy your garden