LATEST GARDEN PICTURES

It is Pentecost weekend over here and that means : long weekend ! The weather forecast was brilliant but…for some people it turned out to be a disaster. Parts of Belgium had severe thunderstorms with hail balls as big and some even bigger as ping-pong balls and they ruined gardens, houses, cars, greenhouses, plants, fruit  and vegg(ruined whole crops  !!!) and so on. So far we were very lucky we just had rain but the next couple of days and today they are expecting more of the same.

I took a few pictures in my garden for you to see, nothing special, just ordinary pictures.

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THIS IS DIANTHUS DELTOIDES OR STONE CARNATION, A TINY (IT IS ENLARGED HERE ON THIS PICTURE) CARNATION FOR THE ROCK GARDEN WITH TINY FLOWERS

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ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS OR LADIES MANTLE, A VERY EASY PLANT WHICH SELFSEEDS ALL OVER THE GARDEN, A GOOD GROUNDCOVER

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THE GOATS BEARD  ( ARUNCUS DIOICUS) IS STARTING TO FLOWER, THIS CLUMP IS GETTING BIGGER EACH YEAR

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CLEMATIS ETOILLE VIOLETTE, ONE OF THE EASIEST AND LONGEST FLOWERING CLEMATIS

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AUCUBA JAPONICA, AN EVERGREEN SHRUB WITH FRESH GREEN LEAFS AND GOLDEN FRECKLES, IT BRIGHTENS THE WHOLE GARDEN IN WINTER, GETS BRIGHT RED BERRIES IN SPRING

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THE BUDS OF THE HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA ARE STARTING TO OPEN, AFTER THE SOFT WINTER WE HAD I HAVE SO MUCH MORE BUDS THAN USUAL

Now I am going to work in the garden as the weather is still perfect here and there is lots to do as usual.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by !

 

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A SUNDAY IN JUNE

Today is Sun-day but the sun keeps playing games, now she’s here, then she’s gone again. We have about 20 C° but the sky is grey, I’m not complaining cos this kind of weather is ideal for me to work in the garden. I’ve been working in the garden all morning so I thought I deserved a bit of a break and a cup of tea.

I took some pictures this morning for you to see some more of what is going on in my garden.

THIS HEAD IS SOMETHING I MADE IN A WORKSHOP A FEW YEARS AGO, I MADE THIS WITH THE INTENTION OF PUTTING SUCCULENTS IN BUT I FORGOT ALL ABOUT IT UNTILL RECENTY, FINALLY LAST WEEK I GAVE HIM A BIT OF SUCCULENT HAIR, IT’S A SEDUM BUT IT HAS TO GROW A BIT MORE

MY HOSTA’S ARE GETTING BUDS, I LIKE HOSTA LEAFS A LOT, THE BIGGER THE BETTER BUT WHEN THEIR BLOOMS ARE NEW AND FRESH THEY LOOK LIKE A MILLIONDOLLAR PICTURE !

JASMINBLOOMS, THE LATIN NAME IS PHILADELPHUS AND THIS IS “BELLE ETOILE”, SMELL’S GORGEOUS !

THIS IS A PERENNIAL CALLED ARUNCUS DIOICUS, BUT PEOPLE CALL IS GOATS BEARD. IT NEEDS SHADE AND MOIST SOIL SO I PLANTED IT BEHIND THE POND, IT SEEMS HE LIKES IT THERE COS IT IS HUGE, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A BUSH THAN LIKE A PERENNIAL, WHAT YOU SEE IS ONLY A SMALL PIECE OF IT AS I WANTED YOU TO SHOW THE BLOOMS

ISN’T SHE GORGEOUS MY ROSA CONSTANCE SPRY !? SHE IS PRICKLY THOUGH, MY HUSBAND IS VERY MUCH AFRAID OF MRS SPRY AS SHE ALWAYS GRABS HIM WHERE SHE CAN AND THEN HE CRIES FOR MY HELP ! CAN YOU IMAGINE !

Now I go and do a bit more in the garden as this afternoon it is my granddaughters first school fair and she has to “perform” for hundreds of people, she is 2,5 years old and ever so cute.

HAVE A NICE AND SUNNY SUNDAY ALL EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO NEED RAIN, I WHISH I COULD SENT YOU SOME RAINCLOUDS WHO SOFTLY LET THE RAIN DRIP ONTO YOUR THIRSTY GARDEN

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR VISIT !!