NEWS FROM MY GARDEN

And here we are at the end of August and you can feel the warmth of the sun is not as it was in July and the days have become quite a bit shorter but the days are beautiful, in a weeks time the children go back to school. We know it is possible to get the first frost in September but it is also possible we get the first frost in November or December. Summer was short but nice, and September can be quite good. We still have our holiday in France to look forward too ! We are going to visit a lot of gardens, I’ll tell you all about it when I’m back, ok ?

Meanwhile in my garden all is well and I made some changes here and there and I am happy with it.

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I PLACED A FEW MIRRORS IN THE NEW GARDEN, I AM PLANNING TO GIVE THEM A LIFE FRAME OF SMALL LEAVED IVY

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HERE IS THE OTHER MIRROR AND I HAVE ROOM FOR MORE……

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THESE BUTTERFLIES ARE CRAZY ABOUT THE BLOOMING SEDUMS AND I HAVE A LOT OF THEM IN THE GARDEN AT THE MOMENT

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SEDUM SPECTABILIS

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THIS IS ANOTHER SEDUM BUT I DON’T KNOW ITS NAME, IT WAS A GIFT FROM MY NEIGHBOUR

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I FINALLY MANAGED TO TAKE A PICTURE OF ONE OF THE MANY FROGS THAT ARE LIVING IN THE GARDEN, THEY DON’T MAKE A LOT OF NOISE, ONLY A SOFT PRRR PRRR AND THEY LOVE OUR POND

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THE WHITE LANTANA CAMARA IS ALSO POPULAR  AMONGST THE BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLANTS : VERBENA BONARIENSIS, BLOOMS FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND GETS A LOT OF VISITORS

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DAHLIA AND  WHITE ECHINACHEA

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MY RESCUED AEONIUM IS THRIVING, IT DIDN’T LOOK GOOD WHEN I BOUGHT IT, I FELT SORRY FOR IT, IT WAS IN A TINY POT AND IT WAS ONLY 2 EURO’S (3 DOLLARS) FOR A BIG PLANT, IT COULDN’T EVEN STAND UP AS THE PLANT WAS FAR TOO HEAVY FOR THE small POT

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FUCHSIA MAGELANICA , ONE OF THE EASIEST SHRUBS I KNOW AND VERY WINTERHARDY

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FUCHSIA GARTENMEISTER BONDSTEDT

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CLOSE UP OF THE GARTENMEISTER BONDSTEDT, THESE TYPE OF FUCHSIA’ WITH THE LONG NARROW FLOWERS NEED MORE WARMTH THAN THE OTHER FUCHSIA’S AND THEY LOVE A PLACE IN FULL SUN

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ANOTHER VIEW IN THE MIRROR

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LACE CAP HYDRANGEA AT THE POND

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HYDRANGYA AND THE FAST GROWING RUSSIAN VINE (polygonum aubertii)

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AUCUBA JAPONICA AND ANEMONE JAPONICA WITH A FEW POTTED PLANTS IN THE FRONT

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THE MOTHER OF ALL MY JADE PLANTS, CRASSULA portulacea OR MONEY PLANT

Have a great week all and enjoy your garden ! Thanks for visiting my blog, it is much appreciated !

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AN ORDINARY SUNDAY IN AUGUST

I cannot believe it is August already ! Lately we have had quite a bit of hot weather so everything is growing like mad, however some plants suffer from the heath. The fuchsia flowers and the roses don’t stay fresh for long and I can’t keep up watering all the pots. But I am not complaining as I love being outside, sitting on the terrace and looking at the garden.

The birds and the bees and the butterflies apparently love my garden, they are everywhere but they are very hard to catch on camera. But I am happy to have them in my garden and I love to see they like it.

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JUST A FEW DAHLIA’S

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I GAVE MY FUCHSIA’S A SHADIER PLACE AS THEY REALLY DON’T LIKE THE HEATH

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DURING THE DAY I GIVE THEM EXTRA SHADOW WITH AN UMBRELLA

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MY FIG TREE, HERE YOU CAN SEE IT HAS A SMALL SPACE TO LIVE IN, APPARENTLY FIG TREE’S LIKE THAT

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THE LACE CAP HYDRANGEA ONLY STARTED BLOOMING NOW

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FLOWERING HERBS AND A BUTTERFLY

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YELLOW MILLIONBELL’S

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MY YUCCA

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WHITE ECHINACEA, I WANT MORE OF THEM NEXT YEAR !

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SOME SORT OF SEDUM

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HONEYSUCKLE AGAINST THE GARAGE

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A FLOWERLESS ANNUAL ON A WINDOWSILL, I LOVE THE GRAY COLOUR !

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A STILL LIFE ON A TABLE

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HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA

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A FEW LITTLE MIRRORS ON THE FENCE IN THE FORM OF A GEKKO

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AND MY ALBIZZIA JULLIBRIZZIN FINALLY IN BLOOM

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I LOVE IT’S FOLLIAGE

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A FEW BEE’S ON THE VERONICA VIRGINICA

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend ! Enjoy your garden !

A FEW SUMMER DAYS

We have been having some lovely summerweather the last few days, life is so totally different when you can be outside; eat and work and enjoy ofcourse ! But as I said before the first signs of Autumn are there…the days are hot but the nights are rather cold and in the morning everything is wet…

Yesterday we went to a potterie, I took my camera with me to take some pictures for you but there was so much to see that I completely forgot to take pictures, sorry ! But we’ll be definitely go there again ! They had sooooo many beautifull things for the garden like pots, statues and loads of other stuff from all over the world. I bought a lovely big blue pot and I want a yellow lantana to grow in it so it will be bold and beautifull !

The fruit and veg in the greenhouse love the hot weather and everything grows like mad, the tomato’s are starting to colour, finally !!! it needs a lot of watering, also the garden and my potplants need a lot of watering at the moment.

SOME OF THE VEG I GOT FROM THE GREENHOUSE

HERE ARE A FEW SHOTS OF A BUTTERFLY THAT IS QUITE COMMON IN OUR GARDEN, IT IS CALLED “LARGE FOX” BUT I DON’T KNOW IF THE TRANSLATOR GAVE ME THE RIGHT NAME, DOES ANY OF YOU KNOW THE RIGHT ENGLISH NAME FOR THIS BUTTERFLY ?

A CLOSE-UP OF THE TURTLE PLANT (CHELONE OBLIQUA)

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !