HOT

Finally Summer arrived over here, it is hot !  28 C°, I know some of you will have a good laugh cos 28 C° is normal or even on the cool side for you, but for us it is baking hot ! Most of my plants are loving it and they are thriving. The Summer holidays have started for the schoolkids and for a large part of the working population so they are all very happy. Life is so different now, we can eat outside morning, noon and evening and we can even have a nightcap on the terrace before we go to sleep. Now I would love to have a swimming pool in the garden but for the short period we can swim outside during Summer it is really not worth having a swimming pool, unless you have loads of space. Ofcourse I can dive into our pond but I don’t want to scare our fish !

Last week was crazy as I had 2 sick children to care for and a sick husband (he counts for 10) so I didn’t get a chance to work in the garden. I did manage to take a few pictures for you.

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A TINY SUCCULENT IN BLOOM, DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF THIS PLANT ? UPDATE : THANKS TO djdfr WHO HAS A BLOG UNDER THIS NAME ON WORDPRESS I NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THIS SUCCUENT : SEDUM DASYPHYLLUM, THANK YOU !

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A GUEST FROM SOUTH AFRICA, OSTEOSPERMUM

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A BUNCH OF GERANIUM SANGUINEUM IN FRONT OF THE POND, THEY BLOOM FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY ARE GOOD GROUNDCOVER

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MY YELLOW DAHLIA GETS MORE AND MORE BLOOMS AND BUDS, IN THE BACK YOU SEE PART OF MY INDOOR CACTI AND SUCCULENT COLLECTION

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ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN GUEST, TAGETES, THEY REALLY NEED THE SUN AND THE WARMTH TO TRIVE, AS YOU CAN SEE THESE PLANTS ARE STILL SMALL EVENTHOUGH I HAVE SOWN THESE BACK IN MARCH

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SOME OF MY POTS

I hope you all had a lovely weekend ! Thanks for visiting my blog ! Have a great week and enjoy your garden !

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WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY GARDEN AT THE MOMENT

Winter was long, freezing and wet. We didn’t get Spring, we went from Winter into Summer so plants are way behind their normal blooming time. Normally June is the most beautiful time in my garden with lots of blooms but today my garden still looks pretty green.

I walked through my garden this morning and made some pictures for you.

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BLOOMS OF CLIMBING HYDRANGEA OR SHOULD I SAY THE BEGINNING OF THE BLOOMS ?

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ONE OF MY FUCHSIA’S, AREN’T THEY CUTE WITH THEIR BALLERINA FROCKS ?!!!

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AND ANOTHER FUCHSIA, THIS ONE LIKES TO HAVE HIS FACE IN  THE SUN

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GERANIUM ANNE  THOMSON STARTED BLOOMING AND WILL GO ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS

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PELARGONIUM

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THE FIRST OF MY DAYLILLIES IN BLOOM

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GERANIUM SANGUINEUM, A LOW GERANIUM WITH CUTE LITTLE LEAFS AND LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS, BLOOMS FOR A LONG TIME

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ONE OF MY AQUILEGIA’S, THIS ONE IS STILL IN BLOOM AND IT LOOKS AS IT HAS STILL A LOT OF BUDS, THE WHITE ONE HAS NO MORE FLOWERS AT THE MOMENT

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MY BEAUTIFUL LITTLE VIOLETS, THEY HAVE BEEN BLOOMING SINCE LAST YEAR SEPTEMBER !!!

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AND YET ANOTHER GERANIUM, I THINK THIS ONE IS ENDRESSII

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SYRINGA PALIBIN  A LOT  SMALLER THAN SYRINGA VULGARIS

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ARUNCUS OR GOATS BEARD

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ALCHEMILLA MOLLIS OR LADIES MANTLE, ALWAYS HAPPY TO PERFORM

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DIGITALIS, THE FIRST FLOWERSTALK IN MY GARDEN WHO IS BLOOMING, THEY HAVE SELFSEEDED ALL OVER THE GARDEN BUT I  LET THEM BE AS LONG AS THEY ARE NOT IN THE WAY, THE BEE’S LOVE THEM AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL !!!

I hope this lovely weather will continue for a long long time !!!!

 

Have a great week and 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 !