SNOW DAMAGE

Now that the snow has gone I made a tour arround the garden and I saw that the snow has done quite a bit of damage to some shrubs ,cos it was wet snow it was heavy. Here are some pictures.

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THIS IS THE STEM OF MY BUTTERFLY BUSH( buddleia), IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE STRAIGHT UP, IT HAS BEND SO MUCH FORWARD THAT I’LL HAVE TO USE A THICK POLE TO BIND IT WITH SO I CAN GET IT STRAIGHT UP AGAIN

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THIS IS TAXUS BACCATA, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN UPWARD COLUMN, THE BRANCHES ALL  OVER THE PLACE AND ONE HAS BROKEN OFF

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THIS IS ANOTHER UPWARD SMALL COLUMN CONIFER, IT HAS ALSO BEND FORWARD AND THE BRANCHES CAME FORWARD TOO

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AT THE BACK YOU SEE A JUNIPERUS SKY ROCKET, IT IS A VERY SMALL COLUMN, I COULD CRY WHEN I SEE THIS

I am going to try and repair this damage , don’t know how yet but I’ll keep you posted !

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by !

 

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FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN

Alas alas our Summer who was not really a Summer is starting to show the first signs of Autumn. I don’t like Autumn, the colouring of the leafs is pretty, yes, but it means we have to say goodbye to ALL flowers as they all die with the first frosts. And then the long long wait starts for the first signs of Spring which is given by the snowdrops, sometimes it is in January but this year it was February.

At the moment we are enjoying another 3-day mini Summer and it feels sooo good. Eating outside, sitting outside, work a little in the garden…..the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, I can hear the frogs in the pond, there is a little bit of wind so that it is not too hot. This morning I gave all my plants a good drink and I can see they are gratefull.

Here are a few pictures.

MY ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN IN FULL BLOOM

PINK ANEMONE JAPONICA

WE CALL THIS ONE TORTOISE PLANT ( CHELONE OBLIQUA) , YOU HAVE THEM ALSO IN WHITE, IT’S ABOUT 75_125 CM TALL AND NEEDS NO HELP TO STAY STRAIGHT UP

ONE OF MY SUCCULENTS

CONIFERS IN THE FRONT GARDEN

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL !!! AND DON’T FORGET TO ENJOY YOUR GARDEN !!!