AFRICAN DAISIES AND A FUCHSIA

I have several pots filled with African daisies or Osteospermums, I think they are beautiful !! But to my surprise they need quite a bit of water if you want them to show a lot of flowers. I did not expect that of a plant that grows naturally in South Africa. For me they are worth the extra work, I just love them !!

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And here is another big performer, fuchsia Gartenmeister Bonstedt.

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Have fun in your garden ! and thanks for visiting my blog !

 

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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 !

NEW BLOOMS

I have taken pictures of the new blooms in my garden, the days are flying by and there is no sign of Summer for the near future. But when I read the blogs of some of you and see how much you want a bit of rain and cooler temperatures I think I musn’t complain. It must be hartbreaking to see how your plants and flowers burn from the sun.

My fruit and veg in the greenhouse is growing like mad and finally I have small tomato’s on my plants ! My poor figtree is still naked for a big part but it is still making progress as well, it is a very odd sight ; the biggest leaves are at the end of the branches and I have a lot of ground shoots.

And the weeds ? Well they are having a ball as always !

THIS IS THE FIRST FLOWER THIS YEAR OF MY ROSA MARGARET MERRIL, A LOVELY WHITE SENTED ROSE, YOU CAN SEE SHE ‘S A BIT STAINED FROM THE RAIN.

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF MY BLOOMING SEDUM, I’VE SHOWN YOU PICTURES OF IT BEFORE WHERE THE FLOWERS WERE STILL COMPLETELY CLOSED, I LOVE THE DARK COLOUR OF THE ROSET

A DARK PURPLE PETUNIA AND A VERY TINY HONEY BEE

FUCHSIA GARTENMEISTER BONDSTEDT, THIS IS A FUCHSIA TRYPHILLA, THE FLOWERS ARE LONG AND SLIM AND THIS FUCHSIA NEEDS SUN TO THRIVE

THE FIRST FLOWER OF MY ANGELWING BEGONIA, I LOVE IT !

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND A BIT OF RAIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE DESPERATE FOR SOME WATER.

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