YELLOW AND BLUE

Yellow and blue, my 2 favorite colours ! As the temperatures have gone up, slowly but surely, more and more flowers have appeared. I still have snowdrops blooming in the pond area , it is mid April !!! But finally the narcissus are in flower, I just love those little bright yellow flowers ! Last year I decided to plant Chionodoxa, a small bulb with pretty blue flowers to go with the yellow narcis tête à tête and they look like a match made in heaven ! I also have blue hyacinths, they come back year after year after year, they live at the foot of my fig tree and they seem to love it there.

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THESE ARE A BIT DARKER BLUE THAN THEY ARE ON THE PICTURE

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THESE ARE A BIT LIGHTER THAN THE ONES ABOVE

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MY BLUE HYACINTS

As I was walking through my garden this morning I noticed some frog spawn in the pond!!! So we are going to have baby frogs ! We always have lots of frogs in the garden and I like it, they eat a lot of snails and  insects so I should say ; the more the merrier ! It is fun to see the egg’s grow and turn into little frogs.

Today our weather forcaster promised us 23 C°, it is now almost noon and it is about 15 C° with   a dark grey sky, so if we want to reach that 23 C° the sun must come out of hiding ! People are all very excited over here as it will be the first nice warm day of the year, many rushed to the seaside to catch that first sun and others ran to their butcher as they planned their first barbecue ! I did neither as I want to do some work in the garden.

I hope there are lots more sunny days to come !!!!!!

I hope you all have a great and sunny weekend  !!!!

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OH NO ! NOT AGAIN !!!

It is snowing AGAIN ! This is getting really boring, all I want is SPRING, a little sunshine and temperatures above 0 C°. So I am not asking much  or am I ?

This is what my garden looked like this morning.

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THE POND WITH A LAYER OF ICE AND THE REST COVERED IN SNOW

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MY AUCUBA JAPONICA COVERED IN SNOW

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THIS IS HOW  I TRY TO PROTECT MY FIG TREE FROM FROST, IT CERTAINLY LOOKS A LOT BETTER THEN IT DID LAST YEAR BEFORE SPRING

Have a great weekend all and thanks for stopping by ! Enjoy your garden when you can !

 

FLOWER SHOW part 2

Today we had a very warm day, at least untill mid afternoon, then the sky turned grey and we can expect some heavy rain and thunderstorms. All the other days were cool with sun, clouds, wind and rain once in a while, very unpredictable. It is sooo difficult for us to plan a bbq !We always need a plan B.

Here is the second part of the flowershow pictures. It was a fuchsia show but there were other flowers on display too.

A SELECTION OF PELARGONIUMS

ANGELWING BEGONIA

MILLIONBELL

FUCHSIA THRYPHILLA

PELARGONIUM SPECIES

A LITTLE CUTIE !

THE LOCATION OF THE SHOW WAS IN A GARDEN OF A CHURCH, THIS IS ONE OF THE WINDOWS OF THE CHURCH

THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH

BEGONIA

A HOSTA WITH  TINY LEAFS

MORE HOSTA’S AND A POND IN THE BACK

WHITE AND GREEN BOX

YELLOW AND GREEN BOX

LANTANA

BEGONIAS AND A POND IN THE BACKGROUND

A VIEW OF THE POND

Have a great day and enjoy your garden !

UPDATE ON MY GARDEN.

Today, July 22nd, is the first real Sumerday we’ve had this year !! And it will be Summer till Saturday, then it will end with a big bang and lightning and lots of rain. As I am still recovering from my op this week I am going to enjoy every minute of this little Summer. I took some pictures today and yesterday for you to see.

MALVA, A FRIENDLY LITTLE FLOWER ON HIGH STEMS, SELFSOWING BUT CAN EASILY BE REMOVED WHERE IT IS NOT WANTED

MALVA IN THE SUN

HERE YOU CAN SEE PART OF THE GARDEN WITH THE POND, THE FENCE IS TEMPORARILY THERE UNTILL THE GRANDKIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH, YOU CAN SEE A CONIFER HEDGE AND OUR BIG OAK TREE, ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO A BIRD MUST HAVE DROPPED A FRUIT OF AN AMERICAN OAKTREE AND VOILA 30 YEARS LATER WE HAVE A NICE BIG TREE

LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON MY TAGETES, A BEAUTIFULL GRASHOPPER ! USUALLY THEY ARE A LOT SMALLER HERE.

CLEMATIS THE PRESIDENT, BLOOMING FOR THE 2ND TIME THIS YEAR

MY LILAC – BLUE HYDRANGEA

HERE IS ONE THAT IS MORE PINK, ALWAYS A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

MY YUCCA IN A POT IN THE SUN, HE SUFFERED A LOT THIS WINTER AS I LEFT HIM  OUT IN THE GARDEN FOR TOO LONG BUT HE SURVIVED AND IS DOING WELL NOW I THINK

BUDS OF KIRENGOSHOMA, A JAPANESE PLANT, IT WILL GET BELLSHAPED YELLOW FLOWERS

FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA, A SMALL BUSH, COMPLETELY WINTERHARDY (UP TO AT LEAST -18C°) THE BUSH DIES DOWN IN WINTER AND NEW SHOOTS EMERGE IN SPRING, BLOOMS FROM JUNE TILL THE FIRST FROST

ANOTHER FUCHSIA WITH SMALL FLOWERS, I THINK IT’S A REAL CUTIE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S CALLED THE LABEL JUST SAID “FUCHSIA”

LOOK AT THAT BLUE SKY ! AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE BUDS GROWING ON MY ALBIZZIA JULLIBRIZZIN

THE SUN SHINING THROUGH THE LEAFS OF MY ALBIZZIA

Well this will be it for today . I am going to enjoy this beautifull day !

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !