LAST PELARGONIUM FLOWERS

This is my last pelargonium flowerstalk of this year, they have been flowering from May and they will last for another week, maybe two. They are not frost resistand. We have had extreme Autumn weather with high temperatures, 10 to 15 C° higher than normal for this time of the year, that is why they are in bloom for so long. I did water them well when it was so hot in Summer, that helped of course. I’ll try to keep them till next year by putting them in my unheathed greenhouse. If we get a soft Winter they will manage.

Have a great week !

OCTOBER PICTURES

Hello again. I haven’t been posting a lot lately because I didn’t take a lot of pictures. At first it was too hot and the flowers just burned to a crisp, then came the rain, lots of rain, and ruined what was left.

But I managed to take a few in the end, so here are the pictures I took in October.

NOT FLOWERS BUT BERRIES OF MY HOLLY TREE

SUNFLOWER BUD

In October ?? Yes, in October. My grandson planted 3 seeds in a little pot in July, when he went on holiday I was asked to look after them for a few weeks, they looked so tiny and so sad, so I planted them in a big pot each and in the sun, my grandson was very happy when he came back and saw how big they had grown and asked me to look after them permanently.They only got buds at the beginning of October.

SUNFLOWERS

This is what they look like now, he didn’t know what sort of sunflower it was so they are not huge ones but I love the way they look.

ASTERS

They did suffer a lot from the heath and I was sure they had died but the rain gave them new life, the plant is not as huge as it is normally but it looks nice in the garden.

AMELANCHIER OR JUNEBERRY

These leafs give a lot of color to the garden at the moment, normally this tree is bold in October but again, the rain did a good job.

BEGONIA

Not the best picture but my yellow begonias are still blooming well and light up the garden.

What is still blooming in your garden ?

Have a great weekend and enjoy your garden.

MY GARDEN AT THE MOMENT

We had a heathwave lately, and my garden didn’t like it, nor did I. In fact I hated it, we had temperatures we never had before and the drought is awfull !!. We got a nice bit of rain yesterday but not nearly enough, besides not every part of my country got rain, and it is the same in other European countries and all over the world as we can see on the news. I have never longed for Winter but now I do !! Streams became pools and then there are the fires all over Europe and in the rest of the world. It is just scary !!!!

I’ll show you some pictures of my garden. We were able to use a waterhose to spray the garden and I did, but the sun was just too hot.

MY BIG RHODODENDRON RUINED it is supposed to be an evergreen

THIS WAS MY GOLDENROD

MY GERANIUM MICRORHIZZUM . but once we get colder and wetter weather it will grow green again, this one is really tough

It looks like Autumn now, not only in my garden but everywhere. The temperatures are still high but less than before, still too hot for me.

I hope you all had a lovely Summer. Take care !

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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