BARCELONA ; CACTI AND SUCCULENTS

When on holiday I am always on the look out for cactus gardens and as there are many of them in Spain I just knew there would be one in Barcelona too and yes, there was one and I found it on the Barcelona map so we went over there for a visit, it was awesome !

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The following flora pictures I took all over Barcelona.

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Have a great sunny Sunday all !!! 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 !

 

NEW HOUSE GUESTS

I have found a few new house guests, for some of them I have been looking for a long time, so I am quite pleased with myself  !I prefer my house guests to be small to start with and to stay small if possible so I can have many different ones.

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AGAVE STRICTA, ISN’T HE CUTE !!! BUT HE IS PRICKLY !!!

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SANSEVIERA FERNWOOD MIKADO, QUITE A MOUTHFULL HEY ! AND SHE HAS PUPS!

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THIS ONE IS A FICUS ELASTICA ABIDJAN ACCORDING TO THE LABEL BUT I AM NOT SURE ABOUT IT. IT LOOKS LIKE AN ORDINARY FICUS ELASTICA BUT IT IS SMALLER IN EVERY WAY.

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HAWORTHIA ATTENUATA AND IT HAS A PUP !

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HAWORTHIA LYMIFOLIA TWIST, IT HAD A PUP GROWING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POT

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THIS ONE IS A MELOCACTUS MATANZANUS, THE RED HAT NEEDS AT LEAST 5 YEARS TO GROW

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AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST AN AUSTRO CYLINDROPUNTIA

Don’t you just love them ???!! I do !!!

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !

FUCHSIA’S AND MORE

A while ago I ordered some fuchsia’s from a place called Fuchsia’s Katrien Michiels, they have over 3000 different fuchsia’s and over a 1000 different pelargoniums on top of that they have other Summerflowering flowers and a small range of cacti. I love to go there ! They have a beautiful site on internet with all the pictures of the fuchsia’s and pelargoniums they sell. Yesterday I went to collect what I had ordered and I took some pictures.

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A LOOK AT THE PELARGONIUM HOUSE

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THESE DARK FLOWERING PELARGONIUMS ARE VERY POPULAR OVER HERE AT THE MOMENT

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THESE ARE SPECIAL LEAF PELARGONIUMS

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And here are the fuchsia’s. They are not in bloom yet but most of them have buds.

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THEY HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE HUGE GREENHOUSES FILLED WITH FUCHSIA’s

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EVERY FUCHSIA HAS A NUMBER AND A NAME AND SOME INFO : SUN OR SHADE, WINTERHARDY OR NOT, TRAILING OR STANDING, BIG FLOWER, DUBBLE FLOWER, SMALL FLOWER, COLOUR

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TAGS

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THIS IS A FUCHSIA WITH A VARIEGATED LEAF

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SOME ANUALS

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COLEUS

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COLEUS

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COLEUS

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HYDRANGEA

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BEGONIA’S IN HANGING POTS

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And last but not least the cacti !!!

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As you can see, they were all big cacti and they were a bit neglected so I guess she’s not a cacti fan but the cacti were beautiful none the less !

Have a great day all and enjoy your garden !

 

AN ORDINARY SANSEVIERIA

This morning I was inspecting some of my indoor plants and I found this :

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A plant in need of urgent repotting, so I took everything that I needed for the job and I started by removing the plastic pot by cutting it so I wouldn’t damage the roots.

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I use old fashion coffee filter paper to lay at the bottom of the pot so the water can drain trough the holes but not the soil, on top of the filter paper I put a layer of crocks :

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I use a new soft painting brush to dust  the plant  off, I have smaller ones for the smaller plants.

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Here it is in its new larger pot, it has a small pup on the right and on the left is a bigger pup  from last year.

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And voilà, a happy plant, or so I hope, bathing in the sun, so now it can grow and produce more pups !

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Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by !