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.

AT THE MOMENT IN MY GARDEN

I took a few pictures of how my garden looks at the moment, there is not a lot of beauty left but that is normal for October. The weekend was sunny and warm but now it is raining very hard. Not that I mind as we need this water for the garden.

THIS IS A SMALL BUSH CALLED: EUONIMUS EMERALD N’GOLD
A SEED STALK ENJOYING THE SUN
BAMBOO
SKIMMIA KEW GREEN, READY FOR BLOOMING IN MARCH !!!!
A VIEW OF OUR POND
FUCHSIA STILL IN BLOOM
A ROSE BRANCH ENJOYING THE SUN

I find it always sad to see all the flowers going, the leafs falling and most of the garden boring and brown but as you can see, the skimmia is already ready to flower in Spring, isn’t that amazing !!?

Have a great week and thanks for visiting.

IT’S DEFINITELY AUTUMN

Today is September 19th and we can feel, see and smell Autumn is here. Summer was cool and wet with here and there a few hot days. I have been taking pictures this month and you can see how nature is changing. Despite all the rain we had it is still dry but we live on sandy soil and it doesn’t keep water for long.

WHEN THIS SEDUM IS IN BLOOM SUMMER IS AS GOOD AS OVER
DRY GRASSES IN FRONT OF A MARSH AND A LITTLE SPIDER
MUSHROOMS
MORE MUSHROOMS
BERRIES
WILD HEATHER
PART OF A DEAD PINE THREE WITH PINE CONES
AMELANCHIER OR JUNE BERRY

I hope you”ll all have a great Autumn. Thanks for visiting and keep safe.

A WALK IN A NATURE PARK

A few days ago we had a warm and sunny afternoon and we went for a walk in a nearby nature reserve to take some pictures.

SUN SHINING THROUGH OAK LEAFS
GRASSES IN FRONT OF A MARSH
WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING DIRECTION AUTUMN
HEATHER
FUNGUS
FUNGUS
DUNG OF GALLOWAY COWS

We didn’t see the cows but we know they are there, it is a big reserve. Alas we didn’t see any of the bigger animals, only birds and insects and lots of dung, really a lot !

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !

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