BULB IN BLOOM

We had our first frosts over here, yikes !!! We had so much rain lately so everything is very wet and then wham temperatures below zero, now my garden looks so sad. In the south they even had a layer of snow !! So all I can do is looking at the pictures I made of the flowers earlier this year.

NERINE bowdenii

This is a bulb-plant and comes in several colours and shapes. It is a relative of the Amaryllis.

You all know the amaryllis bulb as they bloom in December, most are bright red and huge but they come in many colours.

Nerine flowers in Autumn. They are not always winterhardy, they can take cold but not wet conditions. This one is nerine bowdenii and is one of the most hardy of them all. I found this one in an arboretum I visited earlier this year.

Have a great week, keep safe cos “the beast is back”.

AUTUMN BEAUTIES

GRASSES
BERRIES
LEAFS
AND LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL LEAFS.

I am not a fan of Autumn cos it means a long time of dark and cold weather and there is not much to do in the garden but I do admire the beauty of Autumn.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND STAY SAFE.

STILL IN BLOOM

STILL IN BLOOM, ANNUAL MALVA

In Spring I bought seeds of this annual malva as I love white flowers. This one is really easy to grow and it blooms for months on end, the big white flowers don’t turn brown when they fade away and that is a plus, you don’t have to remove the old brown flowers as you often have to do with white flowering plants. They also gave me lots of seeds, even the seedbuds are pretty so next year I am going to sow loads of these flowers and I’ll have lots of seeds to give away too.

For me this is winner !

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden if you can.

OCTOBER IN PICTURES

THE SUN MAKES EVERYTHING MORE BEAUTIFUL IN OCTOBER.
STILL IN BLOOM TODAY
LEAFS OF A RAMBLER ROSE
LAST LEAF ON A BRANCH
ANNUAL MALVA, WHAT A PLEASURE TO HAVE IN THE GARDEN
LEAFLESS BUT STILL PRETTY IN THE SUN

Today is November the 5th, the weather has changed and we had a first light night frost, it is a lot colder during the day too. I wonder what Winter will bring weather wise as it is always a surprise now. When I was young, a long time ago, we knew what Winter would be like, it could be cold or horribly cold but never warm and sunny, never 20C° + on a Christmas day.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, KEEP SAFE AND ENJOY YOUR GARDEN WHENEVER YOU CAN.

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