AND THEY GO ON AND ON AND ON

Today we are October 20 th and we have a nice soft and sometimes even  warm Autumn , Saturday we even had 25 C° !!! so my flowers continue to flower.

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GERANIUM ROZANNE, ONE OF THE LONGEST FLOWERING GERANIUMS AND VERY WINTERHARDY, THEY START FLOWERING IN APRIL AND GO ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS

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THIS ONE IS CHELONE OBLIQUA, ALSO ONE THAT BLOOMS FOR MONTHS ON END, I HAVE THE PINK VERSION BUT YOU HAVE THEM IN WHITE TOO

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ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT, THEY HAVE SUCH PRETTY FACES  !!! AND  BLOOM LONGER THAN THE PINK ANEMONES JAPONICA

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TRICYRTIS

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting !

 

 

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AUTUMN BLOOMS

Alas, the flowering season is almost finished…..Autumn is not my favorite season, nor is Winter but it is a time to make new plans for next Spring.

Here are a few pictures of my Autumn blooms.

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MY ALBIZZIA HAS DONE GREAT THIS SUMMER AND KEPT ON FLOWERING FOR MONTH’S

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS LIKE CRAZY IN AUTUMN, IT STARTS BLOOMING IN JUNE AND THEN GOES ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS

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TRICYRTIS HIRTUS OR POOR MANS ORCHID, ANOTHER AUTUMN BLOOMER THAT GOES ON AND ON, I DEFINITELY WANT MORE OF THEM IN MY GARDEN

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ROSA THE PILGRIM

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MY LAST SUNFLOWER OF THIS YEAR

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AND THIS IS A PROMISE FOR NEXT SPRING ; SKIMMIA WHITE KEW, FULL OF BUDS FOR NEXT YEAR

 

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting my blog, I’d love to hear from you !!!

 

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 !

STILL IN BLOOM IN OCTOBER

I haven’t finished with my series “La douce France” but I first wanted to give you an update on what is still blooming in my garden in October.

The pictures I am going to show you were taken last week, 2nd week of October.

We had quite nice weather  up till a few days ago, it started raining Saturday evening and temperatures dropped quite a bit, but hey, what do you expect ? It’s Autumn !

Here are some pictures I took before it started to rain.

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MY YELLOW DAHLIA

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A SUNFLOWER, GIFT OF A BIRD WHO DROPPED THE LITTLE SUNFLOWERSEED

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MY FUCHSIA’S GO ON AND ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS, ON THE RIGHT YOU CAN ALREADY SEE THE BUDS OF A DWARF RODODENDRON

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TRICYRTIS, A LATE BLOOMER, BLOOMS FOR A VERY LONG TIME

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MY RUSSIAN VINE KEEPS ON BLOOMING

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ANEMONE JAPONICA HONORINE JOBERT

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FUCHSIA MAGELANICA MAGELANICA

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THE LAST ROSES IN MY GARDEN

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GERANIUM ROZANNE HAS BEEN BLOOMING SINCE MAY !

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VIOLA CORNUTA, A SELFSEEDER, I LET THEM DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO COS I LOVE THEM SO MUCH

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A PELARGONUM ON MY WINDOWSILL

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MY 3 LANTANA CUTTINGS ARE DOING GREAT !

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AND ANOTHER TRICYRTIS

After all the rain my garden looks sad now but I am already making plans for next year, and I have loads of pictures of how my garden was in 2013.

Next post will be about France again as I still have a lot of pictures to show you. Have a great day and enjoy your garden or your indoor plants if you don’t have a garden !!!