SILENT SUNDAY

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GARDEN PICTURES

As I have been busy with one thing and another I am going to keep this short and show you the pictures I have been taking in the garden.

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !

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PINK BEGONIA

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PHILADELPHUS BELLE ETOILE, SMELL’S LOVELY

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PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELLIOT

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THIS DARK  PURPLE PETUNIA BUD IS ABOUT TO OPEN

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ON VACATION ON MY TERRACE : NOLINA BEAUCARNEA

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CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE : A VERY EASY LONG FLOWERING CLEMATIS FREE OF DISSEASE ENTANGLED WITH ONE OF MY PASSIFLORA’S AGAINST THE WALL OF OUR HOUSE

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A CORNER ON OUR TERRACE :  YOU CAN SEE THE PASSIFLORA AND THE CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE,IN THE CORNER UNDER THE PASSIFLORA IS GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM

LATEST PICTURES FROM MY GARDEN

We are definitely very close to Autumn, all the signs are there, the leafs are colouring and falling, the fruit is ripe, the spiders, cold nights…..Summer started promising and for a while we had the best weather we could wish but at the end of July it started to cool down a lot and we got loads of rain and thunderstorms who ruined a lot of flowers….alas alas it can not be helped. I took some pictures in my garden yesterday for you to see.

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These are the last of my grapes in the greenhouse, I got a lot of grapes this year, they are small but really tasty, the vine is only for the second year in my greenhouse and I am very happy with it !It is called Vitis Muscat bleu.

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My passionflower (passiflora caerulea) is doing great, it grows like mad, it still has flower buds, flowers, green fruit and orange ripe fruit. I opened a ripe one up to see what’s inside, well, not a lot, you can’t compare them with the passionfruit you can buy in the shops, but the bit that is inside tastes not bad.

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And when these guys are starting to flower well it is definitely Autumn, this is Tricyrtis , also called orchids for the poor as they look like real orchids but are a lot cheaper, at least here in Northern Europe. I’ll try to make more pictures of them when they are in full bloom, they are really pretty and easy plants so I am looking for more of them in different colours.

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I love the colour of this dahlia and I hope it will go on flowering for a while, as long as we don’t get frost it will.

Hav e a great weekend and lots of fun in your garden !!!! Thanks for visiting my blog !

IT HELPED !!

 Remember I told you I had to protect my figs from the birds ?

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LIKE THIS

Well, it helped !

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This fig is smaller than the big brown ones you find in the mediterranian area, this one is called white of Marseille, this is how they look when they are ripe. I made about 1 kilo of jam yesterday with the figs and a few apples.

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THE PASSIONFRUITS ARE RIPE TOO BUT THE BIRDS DON’T EAT THEM

This is fruit from the passiflora caerulea, I was told they are edible but not really sweet or tasteful, does any of you know if you can use them for jam or jelly ?

My grapes are doing well now that I protected them fom the birds, so far they haven’t eaten a single grape since I gave every bunch a little dress.

Have fun in your garden, I hope you’ll all have a lot of fruit and veg ! and flowers of course !!!

Thanks for stopping by !

 

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

When I was looking at the back wall of my house I saw my Passiflora Caruleum and one of my clematis Etoile Violette holding each other and I thought ; well this looks like a match made in heaven. They are clinging on to each other nicely. Although the passion flower is a vigorous grower it does not suffocate the clematis.

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And now the passion flower is getting fruits, when ripe they’ll get a bright orange colour.

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The rose you can see here is a rambler called Francis E. Lester and it has selfseeded in my skimmia White Kew bush , I don’t have the heart to remove it so I keep it small. Don’t they look good together !!!!! Also a match made in heaven if you ask me. Plants are soooooo clever !

Have a great weekend all ! And thanks for stopping by !