AN ORDINARY SUNDAY IN AUGUST

I cannot believe it is August already ! Lately we have had quite a bit of hot weather so everything is growing like mad, however some plants suffer from the heath. The fuchsia flowers and the roses don’t stay fresh for long and I can’t keep up watering all the pots. But I am not complaining as I love being outside, sitting on the terrace and looking at the garden.

The birds and the bees and the butterflies apparently love my garden, they are everywhere but they are very hard to catch on camera. But I am happy to have them in my garden and I love to see they like it.

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JUST A FEW DAHLIA’S

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I GAVE MY FUCHSIA’S A SHADIER PLACE AS THEY REALLY DON’T LIKE THE HEATH

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DURING THE DAY I GIVE THEM EXTRA SHADOW WITH AN UMBRELLA

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MY FIG TREE, HERE YOU CAN SEE IT HAS A SMALL SPACE TO LIVE IN, APPARENTLY FIG TREE’S LIKE THAT

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THE LACE CAP HYDRANGEA ONLY STARTED BLOOMING NOW

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FLOWERING HERBS AND A BUTTERFLY

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YELLOW MILLIONBELL’S

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MY YUCCA

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WHITE ECHINACEA, I WANT MORE OF THEM NEXT YEAR !

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SOME SORT OF SEDUM

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HONEYSUCKLE AGAINST THE GARAGE

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A FLOWERLESS ANNUAL ON A WINDOWSILL, I LOVE THE GRAY COLOUR !

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A STILL LIFE ON A TABLE

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HYDRANGEA MACROPHYLLA

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A FEW LITTLE MIRRORS ON THE FENCE IN THE FORM OF A GEKKO

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AND MY ALBIZZIA JULLIBRIZZIN FINALLY IN BLOOM

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I LOVE IT’S FOLLIAGE

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A FEW BEE’S ON THE VERONICA VIRGINICA

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend ! Enjoy your garden !

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RECENT PICTURES OF THE GARDEN.

I haven’t been able to do much recently as I am still recovering from my operation but I was able to take some pics. This weekend we had a few hours of sun and I loved every minute of it, all I could do was sit outside in a comfortable chair and read a book, after that the rain took over again as you can see below.

THIS ONE WAS TAKEN WITH A FLASH SOME EVENING. FOR MANY OF YOU THIS IS JUST A USUAL SIGHT BUT WE ARE NOT USED TO DOWNPOORS LIKE THIS

HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THE PLANTS ARE DROWNING NEAR THE DRIVEWAY

And then there was light ! The day after we had a few hours on and off with a bit of sun and I took the following pictures.

MY NEW BUTTERFLY BUSH (BUDDLEIA), IN SPRING IT WAS ONE LITTLE BRANCH OF ABOUT 30 CM HIGH AND LOOK AT IT NOW !!!! BEHIND THE BUDDLEIA YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF MY ALBIZZIA, IT’S FULL OF BUDDS SO I’LL BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU THE FLOWERS SOON.

THIS IS ONE OF MY PELARGONIUM SPECIES, IT’S AN OLD PLANT, NOT VERY  BIG, THE LEAFS ARE SMALL BUT IT FLOWERS LIKE MAD

A CLOSE UP OF VERONICA VIRGINICA WHO IS PLANTED NEXT TO THE BUTTERFLYBUSH, THEY GET BIGGER AND MORE BEAUTIFULL EVERY YEAR, IN THE BACKGROUND YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF THE FENCE WE USED ARROUND THE POND TO PROTECT OUR GRANDCHILDREN FROM FALLING IN.

ANOTHER VIEW OF THE VERONICA VIRGINICA

MY FIGTREE THAT SUFFERED SO MUCH THIS WINTER IS STILL NOT IN FULL LEAF, THE END’S OF THE BRANCHES LOOK NORMAL, LIKE YOU CAN SEE HERE, THE PARTS OF THE BRANCHES THAT ARE CLOSER TO THE MAIN BRANCH HAVE BUDS AND LITTLE LEAFS, IT’S A VERY ODD SIGHT, NO FIGS IN SIGHT OFCOURSE BUT THE MAIN THING IS THAT IT SURVIVED OUR HARSH WINTER

SEDUM ALBUM, ONE OF THE EASIEST PLANTS ON EARTH AND BLOOMS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, IT GROWS EVERYWHERE AND SURVIVED OUR -18 C° THIS WINTER

A NEW TAGETES, FOUND A PACKET OF SEEDS IN SOME SHOP, IT IS CALLED TAGETES LEMON, THE FLOWERS ARE ABOUT 10 CM ACROSS, IT’S AN F1 SO I CAN’T COLLECT SEEDS OF IT.

They have promised us a beautifull day tomorrow, then a few rainy days but as of next Monday…..SUMMER !!!! I’ll let you know !

Bye for now, enjoy your garden !!!