NEW ADDITION

I love succulents, but many of you already know that. I found one I didn’t have yet, it is a lot bigger than most of my other succulents. I keep them in a pot in the garden as they don’t like rain and cold in Winter so they overwinter in the greenhouse, however they survive in Winter outside but then they stuggle to get back to normal in Spring. This is the one with the biggest rosettes at the moment.

BIG SEMPERVIVUM ROSETTE WITH LOTS OF LITTLE ONES (HENS AND CHICKS)


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !!

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.

AMELANCHIER
BURNED AMELANCHIER

I took this picture 2 days ago and now this tree is almost bare, all the yellow leafs have gone with the wind.

GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM

My gernaniums look all death, luckily I know they’ll come back when we have had a lot of rain and lower temperatures.

FERNS
HENS AND CHICKS (sempervivum)

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 !

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 !

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