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 !

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STILL FLOWERING

It’s official, we just had the wettest Summer ever on record !!!! and it shows in the garden, there is not much that survived elegantly and Autumn has been here for a few weeks now, but I am not complaining. There is still a lot of beauty in the garden.

Here are a few pictures I took today and earlier this week.

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MY ALBIZZIA IS STILL BLOOMING LIKE MAD

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS FROM JUNE TILL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER DEPENDING ON THE FROST

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TRICYRTIS IS DOING VERY WELL

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ROSA THE PILGRIM

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SUNFLOWERS ARE SUCH STRONG FLOWERS AND SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL WHEN THE SUN SHINES, CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THEM

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THIS SKIMMIA  white kew IS NOT FLOWERING BUT IT IS ALREADY IN BUD AND WILL STAY LIKE THIS UNTIL IT BLOOMS IN JANUARY OR FEBRUARY

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SEDUM SPECTABILE

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THE PASSIONFLOWER IS STILL BLOOMING AWAY AND PRODUCED LOTS AND LOTS OF FRUIT, ALAS NOT REALLY FOR EATING

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ANOTHER FUCHSIA, THIS ONE IS CALLED FUCHSIA TOM POES (MEANS TOM THE CAT) FUNNY NAME FOR A FLOWER !!!! I HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR THE WHITE ONES

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ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT

Have a great Sunday all and may next week be awesome ! Thanks for visiting !

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 !

END OF MAY PICTURES

Never before was my garden so green and lush and with so many flowers at the end of May, we had enough sun and warmth and lots of rain  once in a while so the garden is doing well. I still have a lot to do in the garden as we are in the middle of house renovations, so the garden was left to look after itself.

Today was a holiday over here and the weather was perfect for  working in the garden so I could do a lot and enjoy the view once in a while when I needed a bit of a rest.

Here are some pictures.

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THIS IS MY VERY FIRST PASSION FLOWER, I PLANTED IT LAST SUMMER BUT IT DIDN’T FLOWER LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR IT IS FULL OF BUDS AND THE PLANT HAS GROWN SPECTACULARY, IT IS PASSIFLORA CAERULEA, ONE OF THE MOST WINTERHARDY PASSIONFLOWERS

 

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I PLANTED A WHITE ONE AS WELL LAST YEAR AND HERE TOO I HAVE A FIRST FLOWER AND LOTS OF BUDS, THIS IS PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELIOTT

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LOOK HOW IT HAS GROWN IN 1 YEAR TIME !

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THE ROSES ARE FLOWERING TOO, WEEKS EARLIER THAN USUAL

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THIS IS A RAMBLER CALLED ROSA SEAGULL, IT HAS A LOVELY SOFT SMELL, MY WHOLE GARDEN IS SMELLING OF ROSES AT THE MOMENT

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HENS AND CHICKS BETWEEN THE ROSES

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THIS IS ANOTHER RAMBLER CALLED ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, SMELL’S LOVELY

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EVEN THE FUCHSIA’ ARE ALREADY IN BLOOM, THIS ONE IS MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA, A VERY STRONG AND VERY WINTERHARDY FUCHSIA BUSH, BLOOMS FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS A YEAR

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THIS PINK PELARGONIUM WAS A TINY PLANT LAST SUMMER, IT STAYED OUTSIDE THE WHOLE WINTER AND IT HAS BEEN BLOOMING SINCE LAST YEAR IN MAY, IT WAS JUST ONE TINY PLANT !!! NOW IT IS HUGE !!

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GERANIUM JOHNSON BLUE

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DIGITALIS AGAINST THE ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR

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AND HERE IS ANOTHER GERANIUM,THIS ONE FLOWERS TILL THE FIRST FROST

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AND MY FIGS ARE FATTENING RAPIDLY, YUM !!

Have a great weekend all and I hope you’ll enjoy your garden ! Thanks for stopping by !

 

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 !