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 !

 

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MINI SUMMER

This week we are having a mini Summer of 5 days and because I am still revalidating after my op I enjoy every minute of it. I could get used to not having a job and be a full time housewife /gardener.

As we have temperatures of about 30 C° during the day I start early with watering the garden and the greenhouse and do some little jobs that need to be doing. There are big jobs to be done too but I can’t start on them as I may not lift, push or pull untill the end of August.

I took some pictures for you this morning.

A SEDUM, WE DON’T HAVE MUCH CHOICE IN WINTERHARDY SUCCULENTS, I PUT MY POTS WITH SUCCULENTS IN THE GREENHOUSE DURING WINTER, NOT FOR THE COLD BUT TO PROTECT THEM FROM TOO MUCH RAIN

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THE LAST OF MY DAY LILLIES IN BLOOM

THIS PINK CLIMBING ROSE IS CLIMBING AGAINST THE AVIARY, IT IS COMBINED WITH RUSSIAN VINE, THE RUSSIAN VINE IS FOR THE BIRDS, MY HUSBAND GIVES THE LEAFS TO HIS BIRDS SO THEY’LL GET DARKER PAWS

FLOWERS OF THE RUSSIAN VINE (FALLOPIA), IT’S A VERY INVASIVE CLIMBER ! YOU HAVE TO CUT IT DOWN EACH YEAR OR IT WILL SWALLOW YOUR GARDEN !

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT WE STILL HAVE SOME PLANTING TO DO. THIS IS MY AEONIUM, IN SPRING IT HAD ONLY 4 ROSETTES, I AM AMAZED TO SEE HOW WELL IT IS DOING DESPITE ALL THE RAIN. I KEPT IT IN MY LIVINGROOM DURING WINTER AS IT NEEDS QUITE A BIT OF WATER FOR A SUCCULENT.

Goodbye for now, have a great day and enjoy your garden !

THE END OF JUNE

As June is almost at the end and Summer started, not that we have noticed, the days are getting shorter again, slowly but surely. Normally June is THE most enjoyable month with long warm days and evenings that are warm enough to sit outside , having a glas of wine or another drink, enjoying the garden and the smell of the roses…not this year though except for yesterday when we stayed on the terrace till 11 pm. Today is too cold and tomorrow they expect a real hot day that will end with thunderstorms…oh well I enjoy the moments when I can sit in my garden or when I can do some gardening.

Today I was able to do some work in the garden, this year we have a bit of an ant problem, they seem to be everywhere, in the greenhouse, in my pots, in the ground, some crawled in my t-shirt and bit me ! Does anyone of you know how to get rid of them in a friendly way ?

I made a few pic’s today and yesterday.I hope you’ll like them.

I LOVE THE COMBINATION YELLOW AND BLUE, THE FLOWERS OF THE BORAGE ARE SO BEAUTIFULL

THE SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING WITH THESE YELLOW BLOOMS

MY FIRST SEDUM WITH A FLOWER

ROSA THE PILGRIM IN FRONT OF THE GOATSBEARD

ROSA YELLOW GRAHAM THOMAS, IT SMELL’S LIKE FREESIA’S !

LOOK AT THEIR LITTLE FACES, DON’T THEY LOOK CUTE ! I LOVE THOSE LITTLE PANSY’S

HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THEM ?

It’s time for me to go to bed now so goodnight or goodmorning to all of you and enjoy your garden when you can !