WHITE BEAUTY

I love white flowers and so I have lots of them in my garden. Today I want to show you one of my white begonia’s, I have had this plant for about 5 years now. It’s in a pot but I need to give it a bigger pot, the bigger the pot the bigger the plant becomes. But I don’t dig the bulbs up in Autumn, they stay in their pots and I put them inside in an unheated area, they sometimes get quite a bit of frost but as long as the soil is dry they can have the cold.

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL !!!!!

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LA DOUCE FRANCE : DIJON

I am in France at the moment on holiday. We spent the first days of our holiday in Dijon, a small city in the east of France, known for it’s strong mustard. They have a beautiful old city center with many old building and art everywhere you look. We had a beautiful B&B on the outside of the city center and it had a beautiful garden ! Did you know France had the most visitors in the WORLD ?!

As pictures tell you so much more than words, here are some of the pictures I took.

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BUILDINGS LIKE THIS ONE ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER.

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THE BUILDINGS ARE ALL VERY WELL RESTORED

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I FOUND THIS ONE VERY FUNNY

We also visited the botanic garden in Dijon.

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AN OLD LINDEN TREE WITH IT’S TRUNK FULL OF NOBS

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STATUE IN THE ROSE GARDEN, ALAS THE ROSES WERE TOO FAR GONE AND NOT PRETTY ANYMORE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A WHOLE DAY OF RAIN

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BIG POTS FILLED WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER, THIS ONE WAS IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN

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STATUE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN

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I LOVED THIS BEAUTIFUL BEE HOTEL

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ONE OF THE MANY BORDERS

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ANOTHER PRETTY BORDER, BUT YOU CAN SEE IT WAS ALMOST THE END OF THE SEASON

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THIS IS A TINY BEGONIA WITH A PRETTY LEAF, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE

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This is it for today, I’ll give you more tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !

FUCHSIA’S AND MORE

A while ago I ordered some fuchsia’s from a place called Fuchsia’s Katrien Michiels, they have over 3000 different fuchsia’s and over a 1000 different pelargoniums on top of that they have other Summerflowering flowers and a small range of cacti. I love to go there ! They have a beautiful site on internet with all the pictures of the fuchsia’s and pelargoniums they sell. Yesterday I went to collect what I had ordered and I took some pictures.

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A LOOK AT THE PELARGONIUM HOUSE

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THESE DARK FLOWERING PELARGONIUMS ARE VERY POPULAR OVER HERE AT THE MOMENT

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THESE ARE SPECIAL LEAF PELARGONIUMS

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And here are the fuchsia’s. They are not in bloom yet but most of them have buds.

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THEY HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE HUGE GREENHOUSES FILLED WITH FUCHSIA’s

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EVERY FUCHSIA HAS A NUMBER AND A NAME AND SOME INFO : SUN OR SHADE, WINTERHARDY OR NOT, TRAILING OR STANDING, BIG FLOWER, DUBBLE FLOWER, SMALL FLOWER, COLOUR

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TAGS

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THIS IS A FUCHSIA WITH A VARIEGATED LEAF

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SOME ANUALS

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COLEUS

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COLEUS

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COLEUS

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HYDRANGEA

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BEGONIA’S IN HANGING POTS

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And last but not least the cacti !!!

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As you can see, they were all big cacti and they were a bit neglected so I guess she’s not a cacti fan but the cacti were beautiful none the less !

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !