SILENT SUNDAY

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VIEWS FROM MY WORLD

We had a few cooler days and rain, lots of soft rain and nature is very grateful for it and so am I as my plants are recovering from the heat wave now. I have taken a few pictures to show you what is going on in my garden at the moment.

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COREOPSIS

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PASSIFLORA CAERULEA OR PASSIONFLOWER, I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM ! THEY GROW AND BLOOM LIKE MAD FOR MONTHS ON END

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DAYLILLY

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PINK BEGONIA AND WHITE BUSY LIZZY

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TAGETES WITH TINY YELLOW FLOWERS

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA

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PELARGONIUM SPECIES, A STRONG ONE AS I HAVE HAD IT FOR YEARS

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THIS ROCK NEAR THE POND IS VERY ATTRACTIVE FOR THE BIRDS AS THE WATER FLOWS WINTER AND SUMMER, THE BIRDS USE IT TO DRINK AND TO BATHE

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ONE OF MY WATER CONTAINERS, IT IS NOT A PRETTY SIGHT YET BUT I AM GOING TO HIDE IT WITH PLANTS

HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL AND THANKS FOR VISITING !

ANOTHER WEEK IN THE GARDEN

Another week gone by, a nice week weather wise, not too hot but just nice, no rain no damaging wind…everything is growing nicely and I enjoy sitting on the terrace and watch all the blooms and the garden is looking nice and smelling nice, although there still is a lot of work to do but I need a bit of a break from the hectic weeks we’ve had.

My roses finally found it warm enough to perform !

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ROSA THE PILGRIM, A LOVELY SOFT YELLOW ROSE WITH A SOFT PERFUME

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ANOTHER VIEW OF ROSA THE PILGRIM, SHE TURNS ALMOST WHITE AFTER A FEW DAYS

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ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, A RAMBLER WITH A HEAVENLY SMELL

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I DON’T KNOW THE NAME OF THIS PINK BEAUTY, IS A CLIMBER AND SHE CLIMBS AGAINST THE AVIARY, WHEN I BOUGHT THIS ROSE THE TAG WAS OF A SOFT PINK ROSE BUT THIS IS NOT THE ONE THAT WAS ON THE PICTURE, I HATE IT WHEN THE TAGS DON’T MATCH !

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CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE, ONE OF THE EASIEST CLEMATIS AND IT BLOOMS FOR A LOOOOOOONG TIME ! IT’S THE FIRST TO BLOOM AND CONTINUES TO BLOOM TILL THE FIRST FROST ! I COMBINED IT WITH ROSA CONSTANCE SPRY A PINK ROSE, BUT SHE IS NOT IN BLOOM YET.

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MALVA, A LOVELY “WEED” SOWS ITSELF ARROUND BUT CAN BE EASILY REMOVED.

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THE LAST OF MY DAYLILLIES TO BLOOM, A BIG YELLOW TRUMPET

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PHIADELPHUS BELLE ETOILE, THE LAST OF THE BLOOMS WITH A LOVELY SMELL

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I MADE SMALL BOUQUETS WITH THE JASMIN (PHILADELPHUS) SO MY HOUSE IS FULL OF THE SCENT OF JASMIN

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YELLOW DAHLIA CALLED YELLOW STAR, IT IS IN A POT AN D IT IS DOING RATHER WELL

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HERE YOU HAVE A BETTER VIEW OF IT, NEXT TO THE DAHLIA IS AN EUCOMIS COMMUNIS IN  A POT, BEHIND THE DAHLIA YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF MY INSIDE CACTI AND SUCCULENT COLLECTION

Now I am going to enjoy the rest of my  Sunday in the garden. Have a great Sunday all ! and thanks for stopping by !

Enjoy your garden whenever you can !!!!!

 

 

 

 

END OF JUNE

What’s been happening in my garden at the end of June ? Not much really as we still have no real Summer weather, most days  of the last 2 weeks were cold and rainy and windy but the forecast for the near future is a lot better so shall we finally get Summer over here in froggyland ? I’ll let you know, ok ?!

My garden is full of frogs, I really have to watch where I step when I am removing weeds or plant a plant cos I don’t want to step on one, some are tiny others are quite big but we have the quiet ones, the brown frog, he only says prrrrrr  prrrrr ….The slugs are having a ball too, they are everywhere, luckily we have a thrush with a nest full of babies and I see broken slug shell’s everywhere.

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MY FIRST DAHLIA FLOWER OF THE YEAR, A YELLOW ONE CALLED  YELLOW STAR, IT’S IN A BLUE POT SO I LIKE THIS COMBINATION, IT HAS A LOT OF BUDS SO I AM HOPEFULL, ALL IT NEEDS IS A COUPLE OF WARM DAYS

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A SOFT YELLOW DAYLILLY COMBINED WITH GERANIUM ANN THOMSON

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MY GOATSBEARD (ARUNCUS)  IN FULL BLOOM

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MY FIG TREE IS STILL NOT COMPLETELY RECOVERED FROM WINTER BUT IT LOOKS OK AND THE FIGS ARE REALLY BIG THIS YEAR

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THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF ONE OF MY AEONIUMS WHO IS DOING VERY WELL DESPITE ALL THE RAIN AND COLD IT HAD SO FAR

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AND THIS IS MY DARLING GRANDDAUGHTER (3) WHO LOVES TO WATER EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN AND IN THE HOUSE, I HAD TO SAVE MANY CACTI AND SUCCULENTS FROM DRAWNING ! BUT I LOVE TO TEACH HER ALL ABOUT GARDENING AND WILDLIFE, I LOVE HER TO BITS !!!

Have a great week all and thanks for stopping by ! Enjoy your garden !

WHAT IS FLOWERING IN MY GARDEN AT THE MOMENT

Today is Sunday and it is a nice day although the weather is about to change, but till now it is very nice to be out in the garden, I’m still ill so I can’t do much but I’m going slowly, everything that I can do now is done as the forcast for tomorrow and Tuesday is 100% chance of rain, oh yes ! everything is soooo dry after all the rain we had lately that we need more ! NOT !!!

I just walked arround my garden with my camera and I took shots of what is in bloom at the moment, so here we go.

I HAVE 2 OF THESE PLANTERS ON THE WINDOWSILL FACING THE GARDEN, IT’S  A COMBINATION  OF FELICIA, MILLIONBELL’S AND A PINK PELARGONIUM

THIS IS THE FIRST BLOOM OF ONE OF MY DAYLILLIES, VERY SOFT YELLOW WITH A DARKER YELLOW HEART AND LOADS AND LOADS OF BUDS, THEY ARE EASY PLANTS AND BLOOM FOR A LONG TIME, AS MY GARDEN IS NOT SO BIG I GO FOR PLANTS THAT FLOWER FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME

THIS IS A BEAUTIFULL GERANIUM BUT I FORGOT THE NAME, IT BLOOMS ENDLESSLY TILL THE FIRST FROST, THEN IT GOES UNDERGROUND FOR THE WINTER,IT IS COMBINED WITH NEPETA BUT THE NEPETA IS NOT BLOOMING YET

THIS IS A DAHLIA IN A POT ON THE TERRACE, I HAVE OTHERS BUT THEY ARE IN THE GARDEN, THEY ARE NOT IN BLOOM YET

MANY PEOPLE FIND DAHLIA’S OLDFASHIONED, I THINK  THEY ARE FABULOUS, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DAHLIA ARRANGEMENTAS OLDFASHIONED OR AS MODERN AS YOU LIKE

ANOTHER GERANIUM, THIS ONE IS RAMPANT AND SELFSEEDS EVERYWHERE BUT YOU CAN EASILY REMOVE THEM WHERE THEY ARE NOT WANTED, THEY ALSO CLIMB IN SHRUBS AND HIGHER PLANTS UP TO ABOUT 1 METER HIGH, WHEN THERE ARE NO HIGHER PLANTS CLOSE BY THEY GROW TO ABOUT 50-60 CM HIGH

GERANIUM SANGUINEUM, ANOTHER LONG BLOOMER, THS IS A LOW PLANT FOR THE FRONT OF THE BORDER, THERE IS A WHITE VARIETY BUT THAT ONE IS A BIT TALLER

ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS OR LADY’S MANTLE

AND ANOTHER PEEK AT A FEW OF MY WINTERHARDY SUCCULENTS

It is now 16.30 and it started raining again that means no dinner on our terrace, we did have lunch in the garden though and an afternoon tea so I can’t complain.

BYE FOR NOW AND THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG !