A WEEKEND IN GERMANY part 2

As promised here is part 2 of our weekend in Germany, part 1 was about the birds, this one is about the flowers. It is such a beautiful garden to walk in, there are flowers everywhere.

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RHODODENDRON

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BLUE WISTERIA

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ANTHURRIUM

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CAMELIA

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ALLIUM

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HOSTA

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AZELIA BUDS

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RHODO’S AND FERNS

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SYRINGA

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CAMASSIA

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JUNIPERUS

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FRESH OAK LEAFS

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ONE OF THE MANY PONDS

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HOSTA

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FRESH LEAFS

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AECHMEA

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I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS PHOTOSHOOT !

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND TAKE CARE !

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SPRING 2014

We are having some really nice Spring weather over here and today I took some pictures in my garden for you to see.

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THIS IS CORYLUS AVELLANA CONTORTA WITH BEAUTIFUL CURLY TWIGS AND STEMS

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THE TWIGS LOOK VERY NICE IN A FLOWER ARANGEMENT

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A COMPOSITION IN A TERRACOTTA POT, SNOW WHITE VIOLA’S AND SOFT PINK  BELLIS PERENNIS

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MY AMELANCHIER HAS A ZILLION BUDS WHO ARE ABOUT TO OPEN

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THIS SMALL NARCISSUS “TETE-A-TETE” IS A GEM IN THE GARDEN, IT RETURNS EVERY YEAR AND SELFSEEDS ALL OVER THE GARDEN

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PROMISING BUDS ON THE RHODODENDRON, I PLANTED THIS ONE LAST YEAR, I CAN HARDLY WAIT TILL THE BUDS WILL OPEN, THE COLOUR OF THE FLOWERS SHOULD BE FUCHSIA PINK

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THE AUCUBA JAPONICA SHRUBS HAVE BRIGHT RED BERRIES AT THE MOMENT, IT IS SUCH AN EASY SHRUB, EVERGREEN AND THE YELLOW SPECKS MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE THE SUN IS SHINING ALL THE TIME, CAN ALSO BE USED AS A POTPLANT, IT WILL STAY A LOT SMALLER THEN, NEEDS SHADE

There is sooooo much work in the garden and in the greenhouse at the moment, I just don’t know what to do first as it is all urgent cos of the nice weather everything is growing very fast, especially the weeds. Tomorrow we’ll get one last day of sunshine and then we’ll get rain, I welcome the rain as it is dry at the moment but I hope the sun will be back soon ! It is so nice to be able to eat on the terras again and to soak up a bit of sun and enjoy the garden as it is comming to life again.

Enjoy your garden !

NEW GROWTH

I am so pleased life is finally back to normal !  I can start looking forward to Spring now, however…. Winter has yet to come. We’ve had lots and lots of rain, grey sky’s and soft temperatures  (arround 10-12 C°) so many plants and shrubs are budding.

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CLEMATIS BUDS

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BUDDLEJA BUDS (butterfly bush)

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CLIMBING HYDRANGEA BUDS

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BUD OF A RHODODENDRON SHRUB

BUT…now they are predicting snow and ice for next weekend !!! The rhododendron and the climbing hydrangea will be ok but I fear for the budleja buds and for the clematis buds as well as for my tiny figs who are already on my fig tree….ofcourse we knew Winter was coming sooner or later but my plants didn’t, they think it is Spring already !

I so want to start working in the garden, I had the builders in and they made a nice terrace in the garden and they paved all the gardenpath’s who were made of gravel but were a lot of work to keep weed free, I also have a new garden next to the big terrace close to my house which is full of weeds at the moment, I had hoped my husband would have cleared that piece of garden and had it ready to plant in Autumn but he was too busy with his birds so now it will have to wait till Spring.