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.

FROZEN

Frost in the garden and a bit of sun, turns the garden into a Winter wonderland.

AUCUBA JAPONICA
REMAINS OF ROSA SEAGULL
SPINELESS HOLLY J.C.VAN TOL
DRIED FLOWER OF SEDUM SPECTABILE

When I was taking these pictures in my garden my puppy fell through the thin ice cover on the pond, lucky she was able to come out quickly. I wrapped her dry with a big towel and kept her with me wrapped in a fleece blanket. I was shocked as she is tiny (mini Maltese).

Have a great weekend all.

WHAT IS STILL BLOOMING IN MY GARDEN TODAY

It definitely is Autumn now, cos of the drought it is early this year. But there still is a lot in bloom right now although you can see the flowers are a bit tired and the leafs are getting brown and yellow here and there. On top of it they had to go without my tlc while I was on holiday in France.

IT’S SEDUM SPECABILE TIME NOW AND I HAVE LOTS OF THEM


FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS

PASSIFLORA CAERULEA
THE ASTERS ARE JUST BEGINNING TO BLOOM
DAHLIA WILL BLOOM TILL THE FROSTS COME
BEGONIA’S STILL DOING REALLY WELL
TAGETES (marigolds)
ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR IS STILL GETTING NEW BUDS AND ALL

MY FUCHSIA’S IN POTS ARE ALL STILL IN BLOOM
ROSA SEAGULL

On the other hand some plants look tatty, like the ferns, the Amelanchier tree(shadbush or june berry), the lavenders…. But hey, I am not complaining !

I hope you are all well and happy, wherever you are.

A SIGN OF AUTUMN COMMING CLOSER

When the flowers of the sedum spectabile are opening it is a sign of Autumn  comming closer. The days are definitely shorter, the evenings colder but after the crazy hot Summer we had I am welcomming Autumn for once, normally I am not so keen. The garden is a mess with burned plants and leafs but the sedum spectabile is looking good, ofcourse being a succulent it loves warm dry weather. And this plant is a heaven for bees and butterflies.

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SEDUM SPECTABILE (also known as butterfly stonecrop or ice plant)

 

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SEDUM SPECTABILE IN FULL BLOOM

Have a great Sunday !

THE END

It is that time of the year again, the part I don’t like as now we have to wait for 7 months before Spring arrives ! It is time to spent with my indoorplants and give them a little tlc. Summer was odd to say the least, it started really late and then we had a few weeks of hot weather, but now the Summer has ended and we had the first night frosts. So I have been busy to put the tender plants inside eventhough some are still blooming nicely.

The sedum spectabile is one of the last plants to bloom in my garden and the passionflowers ofcourse.

Here are a few pictures.

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SEDUM SPECTABILE IS A REAL ATTRACTION FOR THE BUTTERFLIES

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THIS IS THE WHITE VERSION OF THE SEDUM SPECTABILE.

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PASSIFLORA CAERULEA IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PASSIONFLOWERS FOR THE NORTH OF EUROPE AND BLOOMS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME.

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THE WHITE CONSTANCE ELLIOTT IS LESS HARDY BUT WITH A BIT OF PROTECTION IT WILL OVERCOME A HARD WINTER

 

Have a nice day all and thanks for visiting.

 

 

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