GARDENPICTURES

Today was a lovely Spring day, not too hot with a bit of a cold wind but ideal for working in the garden which I did. I took some pictures for you to see.

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RED TULIP, I LOVE THE EYE IN THE MIDDLE, THEY TOOK ME BY SURPRISE AS THEY HADN’T BEEN BLOOMING FOR A FEW YEARS !

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ARABIS, THEY HAVE BEEN BLOOMING FOR A WHILE NOW BUT THEY GO ON AND ON, ARABIS DOES NOT GO UNDERGROUND IN WINTER AND I ALWAYS FIND THAT A PLUS

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MY EARLIEST BLOOMING DWARF RHODODENDRON, IT BLOOMS EVERY YEAR IN SPRING AND THEN AGAIN IN AUTUMN, NOT AS MUCH AS IN SPRING THOUGH

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CALTHA PALUSTRIS IS A SWAMP PLANT, LIKES IT’S FEET IN THE WATER, IT STANDS IN THE SWAMP AREA OF OUR POOL

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I COULDN’T RESIST BUYING THIS FUCHSIA WHEN I SAW IT IN A SHOP….

As you can see it was a lovely sunny day  and there are more to come !

Have a great weekend and enjoy your garden !

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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 !

 

TODAYS GARDEN PICTURES

Today, Sunday the 2nd of February the sun is shining and I got my camera and went into my garden to take some pictures, what I saw amazed me. We have the softest Winter ever and a lot of my tender plants are still outside in the garden and now I noticed they have new growth, I just couldn’t believe my eyes !

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THIS IS A FUCHSIA WHO IS ALREADY GETTING NEW LEAFS WHILE STANDING OUTSIDE IN THE GARDEN

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THIS IS A SMALL TWIG OF MY FIG TREE AND IT IS ALREADY SHOWING NEW BUDS AND NEW FIGS

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MY BUDDLEIA STILL HAS PART OF HIS OLD LEAFS BUT IT IS GETTING NEW LEAFS AS WELL, NORMALLY IS HAS NO LEAFS IN WINTER

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A WHITE FLOWERING SKIMMIA JAPONICA  WHITE KEW AND IT IS ABOUT TO BLOOM

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MY WHITE FLOWERING PASSIONFLOWER WHO I PLANTED LAST YEAR IN SUMMER BUT DIDN’T BLOOM YET IS GETTING NEW LEAFS !!!

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THIS PIERIS IS ABOUT TO BLOOM

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OUR 35 YEAR OLD OAKTREE, IS A SMALL LEAFED EUROPEAN OAK, YOU CAN SEE THE SKY IS BLUE AT THE MOMENT

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THERE ARE LOADS OF BUDS ON MY AMELANCHIER

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THIS IVY IS AWAKE AND GROWING AGAIN

I am ofcourse very happy to see so many signs of Spring but…if Winter decides to pay us a late visite all this will get damaged, so far the weather forecast for the next 2 weeks is ok, about 7 C° during the day and between 2 C° and 5 C° during the nights. We did get lots and lots of rain so far this Winter, no snow yet and I hope we can keep it this way, please keep your fingers crossed !!!

Have a great Sunday all and thanks for stopping by !

LAST WEEK OF AUGUST

August was a lovely month, lots of sunshine and a good shower or a rainy night once in a while, what more can a gardener want ? Alas August is gone now and September came, the good weather continues, although the days are becoming shorter rapidly, the nights are a lot cooler and breakfast on the terrace is too cold now but the days are just lovely.

I took some pictures last week so you can see what went on in my garden last week.

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THE FIRST SEDUMS ARE IN BLOOM, THAT MEANS AUTUMN !!!!THE YELLOW AFRICANS (TAGETES) BLOOM AS IF THERE IS NO TOMORROW

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ANEMONE JAPONICA, ANOTHER AUTUMN BLOOMER

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MORE ANEMONES IN FRONT OF THE AUCUBA  JAPONICA

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THE SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING IN MY GARDEN, YOU CAN SEE ALL THE SPIDERWEBS AND SOME DEAD LEAVES…….

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CHELONE OBLIQUA ALSO CALLED TURTLE FLOWER COS THE BLOOMS REMIND YOU OF THE TURTLES HEAD, AN EASY CAREFREE PLANT

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ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN STILL IN BLOOM, I LOVE IT AS IT REMINDS ME OF SPAIN

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MY WHITE PASSIONFLOWER IS GROWING LIKE MAD, I ONLY PLANTED IT  ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO, NO FLOWERS OR BUDS THIS YEAR, HOPE TO GET SOME NEXT YEAR !

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THE FIRST OF MY TRICYRTIS IN BLOOM (ALSO CALLED POOR MANS ORCHID)

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MY FIGS ARE RIPE ! I STARTED PROTECTING THE ONES WHO ARE ALMOST RIPE AS THE BLACKBIRDS LOVE THEM TOO !

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I HAVE A  WHITE LANTANA CAMARA ON A STEM AND IT HAD SOME SIDE SHOOTS ON THE STEM SO I REMOVED THEM AND MADE A FEW CUTTINGS, THEY ALL GREW INTO NICE PLANTS AND THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN FLOWERING FOR MANY WEEKS

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ONE OF MY FUCHSIAS, THEY WILL GO ON BLOOMING TILL THE FIRST FROSTS, I THINK FUCHSIAS ARE JUST LOVELY AND WORTH ALL THE EXTRA WORK AS THEY HAVE TO OVERWINTER IN THE HOUSE ON A COOL DRY PLACE

 

I hope you’ll all have a great week ! Thanks for stopping by!