Summer was odd weatherwise. We had cool, we had hot and very hot. Bone dry but torrential rain once in a while but my garden is looking tatty. A few flowers are still standing but a lot has been scorched by the sun. Today is the last day of Summer weather, as of tomorrow it will gradually cool down and for the next 2 weeks we’ll get lots of rain.
The groundwater here is historically low, rainy weather is not fun but we need it, every single drop. Our local flora is dying cos they can’t stand the drought.
I hope you are all ok. Keep safe and take care !
WHAT SEASON ARE WE IN ??
It is the beginning of August and for us it is the middle of Summer but the heath and drought have ruined a lot of plants so now it looks like Autumn.
It is the second year in a row, I think we should start looking for plants that tolerate more heath and more drought.
I took this picture 2 days ago and now this tree is almost bare, all the yellow leafs have gone with the wind.
My gernaniums look all death, luckily I know they’ll come back when we have had a lot of rain and lower temperatures.
Even the hen’s and chicks are burned !!!! I have put most of my plants in pots in the shade but as we may not use the waterhose cos of the drought, I have to water them by hand, a huge job.
Have a great weekend all !
MORE GARDEN BLOOMS
The garden is doing great at the moment what with the warmth and the regular rain. The green is still looking fresh and lush and it makes me feel zen. Sitting on the terrace with a drink and watching it all grow and watching the birds on the feeders and near the pond for a bath, watching the bee’s and the dragonflies drinking in the pond and eating here and there, I can definitely say I enjoy it a lot !
VIBURNUM, I DON’T KNOW WHICH ONE AS IT WAS A GIFT FROM THE BIRDS, I NEVER PLANTED IT.
DIGITALIS IN FRONT OF SOME FERNS. THE FERNS AND THE DIGITALIS SELFSEED EVERYWHERE BUT I REMOVE THEM WHERE THEY ARE NOT WANTED.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DIGITALIS FLOWERS
THE TOP OF THE DIGITALIS STALK
THE BUD OF A HOSTA
ROSA CONSTANCE SPRY, THERE IS A RUSSIAN VINE ( fallopia baldschuanica) GROWING TROUGH IT, IT GROWS LIKE MAD BUT MY HUSBAND USES IT TO FEED HIS BIRDS
Have a great weekend all and thanks for your visit !
SOME OF TODAYS BLOOMERS
We are having such beautiful weather at the moment with a beautiful blue sky. I just took some pictures for you to see.
MY RHODODENDRON JUST EXPLODED IN FLOWERS
THE SUN SHINING THROUGH THE FERNS
ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN, ALWAYS THE LAST TO WAKE UP AFTER WINTER BUT WORTH THE WAIT !!!
GERANIUM JOHNSON BLUE
Have a great weekend all and thanks for visiting my blog.
PICTURES OF MY GARDEN
We are having a heathwave ! We go from cold to hot in one day, we can’t cope with it nor can the plants. And it has been extremely dry for a while, we live on sandy gound that dries out very quickly.But never the less, I enjoy it, everything grows and grows, with a little help of the waterhose ofcourse. We can eat outside morning, noon and evening with a nice view on the whole garden. What more do you want ??!
THIS IS SPIREA VAN HOUTTE
THE FERNS ARE DOING REALLY WELL
THE FIRST OF THE FUCHSIAS IN BLOOM
MR OR MRS PIDGEON LOOKING OVER OUR GARDEN
MILLIONBELLS, I JUST COULDN’T RESIST THIS COLOUR….
ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, A RAMBLER WITH A VERY NICE PERFUME
LAST BUT NOT LEAST , MY GERANIUM ROZANNE, BLOOMS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME
I hope you all have a wonderfull weekend and thanks for stopping by.
VIEWS OF MY WORLD
Sorry I haven been reading your blogs lately but I am up to my eyes in renovation work. I did manage to take a few pics in the garden this week.
THESE ARE NOT WINTERGREEN BUT SO PRETY IN SPRING WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH
STILL IN BLOOM AFTER 2 MONTHS
WHITE GERANIUM, I NEVER BOUGHT IT SO I THINK IT IS A GIFT FROM THE BIRDS
FIRST COURGETTE FLOWER IN MY GREENHOUSE
ALSO IN THE GREENHOUSE, THE BEGINNING OF A BUNCH OF BLUE GRAPES
I hope you are all enjoying your garden !
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