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 !

RECENT PICTURES FROM THE GARDEN.

As we had warm and sunny weather lately, the garden came to live again, earlier than usual, it was unusually warm for March. But the good weather is about to end and Mr Frost will be back. We urgently need rain as everything is bone dry, despite all the rain we had during Winter. I have sandy soil in my garden so it rapidly dries when we get sun and wind.

MY JUNEBERRY IN BLOOM(amelanchier)
NARCIS
AZALEA
SKIMMIA

The bees are having a ball in my skimmia bush, I love the sound of the bees buzzing. And the flowers smell so nice. This small bush is planted next to our terrace so it is nice sitting on our terrace with a coffee or a drink at the moment.

SAXIFRAGA
CHIVES

And my chives is on the grow again.

Have a great week all !

NEW LIFE

Outside it’s chilly, windy and wet but it is too warm for Winter so lots of plants and tree’s are starting to grow again. But the problem is that the weather can change for the worse and we can still expect snow and severe frost untill mid May and some years even later. Then all that new life that is growing now will be dead but most plants can grow again later in the year.

My garden looks dull, apart from the evergreens there is nothing to see. I had lots of rosebottles and red berries but they are all eaten by the birds now.

LICHEN AND MOSS
NEW BUDS
EUONYMUS EMERALD AND GOLD, ALWAYS LOOKS AS IF THE SUN IS SHINING ON THIS LITTLE BRIGHT BUSH
SKIMMIA, ALWAYS THE FIRST TO BLOOM, HERE THEY ARE STILL IN BUD BUT THEY’LL SOON START TO BLOOM
I HAVE 2 OF THESE HUGE AUCUBA BUSHES IN MY GARDEN AND IN WINTER THEY LOOK GOOD BETWEEN ALL THE GREY AND BROWN

HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND TAKE CARE.

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HAVE A GREAT END OF THE YEAR AND A FANTASTIC 2022 !!!!

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR VISITS AND LIKES AND COMMENTS.

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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