BEGONIA FEST

I have no words to describe the beauty of the begonia, they are considered “old fashioned” at the moment but it is such an easy plant, a beautiful plant with beautiful leafs and all sorts of different shapes and colors of flowers. What is  NOT to like ??? They love a shady place but they can stand a bit of sun too if they get enough water. They grow from bulbs, you keep the bulbs dry and frost free during winter and you plant them again in Spring (inside until the frosts have gone), year after year after year. I know an old lady who said she had her begonia bulbs for over 50 years !!!!

I took some pictures for you so you can see for yourselves.

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And these are just a small choice of all the hundreds that exist.

Have a great weekend !!

PS YOU CAN FIND SOME OF MY PICTURES ON SHUTTERSTOCK, THERE IS A LINK FOR THAT ON MY “PAGES”.

 

A FEW RECENT GARDEN PICTURES

My garden is suffering at the moment, it has been hot and dry for quite a while now, not a drop of rain and my garden is not used to this sort of weather, I water my garden once every 2 or 3 days for as long as we are alloud to do so, some provinces in my country already have heavy water restrictions. I managed to take a few pictures of plants who still look good. A lot of plants and bushes have scorched leafs and look tatty.

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CROCOSMIA LUCIFER  IN BUD,ALSO CALLED MONTBRETIA, this one will be bright red when in full bloom.

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SEMPERVIVUM WITH FLOWER STALK

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HIBISCUS SYRIACUS WHITE CHIFFON

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BUDLEIA DAVIDII EMPIRE BLUE OR BUTTERFLY BUSH

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NEREUM OLEANDER SOEUR AGNES

But I am not complaining, my cacti and succulents are thriving at the moment.

I hope you’ll all have a smashing weekend !

SOUVENIR DE FRANCE

Last year we went to the South of France for our vacation. And look what I found ; piece of an old grape stump, it is now sitting pretty on my garden table and each day it reminds me of my beautiful vacation in France. Just imagine how much delicious wine this grape bush produced !??

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PIECE OF A GRAPE STUMP

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A CLOSER LOOK

Have a smashing weekend all and enjoy your garden whenever you can !

A PEEK IN MY GARDEN

As we get warmth and rain everything is growing like mad and flowers are opening every day.

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VIBURNUM OPULUS

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FUCHSIA,  it is nameless as the shops just sell them under the name “fuchsia”, it is frustrating as I don’t know if it likes shade or sun or if it is winterhardy or not.IMG_2919.JPG

SYRINGA VULGARIS BEAUTY OF MOSCOW, the flowers are snowwhite but the buds are a smokey lilac

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IRIS PSEUDACORUS or yellow pond iris in the back, the leafs are like swords, they clean the water in the pond, in the front is CALTHA PALUSTRIS, also a good water cleaner, the fishing wire is for keeping the herons from eating our fish.

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FIG, my fig tree is comming to life and the figs are growing now, the figs have overwintered as tiny peas so as soon as the weather gets warmer the tiny figs start to grow.

I hope your are all having a wonderful week !

IT IS GOING SOOOO FAST !

With the temperatures we are having at the moment and the rain we have had yesterday everything is growing like mad !

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN 5 DAYS AGO (caltha palustris, marshplant)

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THIS IS THE SAME PLANT TODAY !!!!

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN 5 DAYS AGO (skimmia  japonica Kew Green) this skimmia has been in bud since early Winter !!

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THIS IS THE SAME PLANT TODAY

I am so happy that I can finally start working in the garden.

Have a great day and enjoy your garden !

 

IT IS HAPPENING !

We have the first sunny and warm (20C°) Springweekend and you can see everything grow, unbelievable ! It feels so good feeling the sun again after this long long Winter. The dogs go crazy in the garden !

 

 

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THE PLANTS IN THE MARCH NEXT TO THE POND ARE COMMING TO LIFE AGAIN

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WHITE PIERIS JAPONICA IN BUD

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AND ANOTHER WHITE PIERIS JAPONICA IN BLOOM

Have a great weekend all !!

FINALLY IN FULL BLOOM

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Finally they are in full bloom, I have been waiting for it for so long now as they have been in bud a long time this year.

It is such a beautiful day with the sun, the blue sky and the warmth.

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The buds of my syringa  ( vulgaris “Beauty of Moscow”) against the blue sky, I love it ! But they still have a long way to go before they are in full bloom, I hope I will have many blooms this year. I always cut them all for inside as I looooove the smell !

Have a great weekend all and thanks for visiting.

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