IT IS THAT TIME AGAIN !

Lilacs, don’t you love them ? I do !

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SYRINGA VULGARIS BEAUTY OF MOSCOW, THE BUTTONS ARE LILAC AND WHEN THEY OPEN THE FLOWERS ARE PURE WHITE

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Have a great Sunday all !

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PROMISES PROMISES

Last year I had about the same amount of flowers on my mini apple tree and I had only 1 fully grown apple, I could have had 2 but my grandson plucked one when he thought it was ripe when it was the size of a ping-pong ball !! So I am looking forward to this years “crop” 😀

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HERE IS MY MINI APPLE TREE COVERED IN BLOSSOMS, WE RECEIVED IT AS A GIFT FROM SOMEONE, IT IS REALLY PRETTY WHEN IN BLOOM.

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HERE YOU HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BUDS, AREN’T THEY CUTE ???

Thanks for visiting !

Views from my world

So far we have one of the best Springs ever, it is 22 C° in the shade so everythings grows  and grows. We have been working in the garden a lot in the past weeks, on top of that we have the kids cos of the Easter holidays (2 weeks) so by the time it is evening I am total loss, out of it and so on….I am not a Spring chicken anymore and I can feel it ( I can also see that in the mirror ofcourse).

I took some pictures for you.

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SAXIFRAGA ARENDSII, TINY BUT CUTE

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LAST YEAR I PLANTED A FEW BULBS AND FORGOT TO GIVE THEM A TAG, SO I HAVE A FEW POTS WITH UNKNOWN BULBS IN THEM, THIS ONE IS A TINY NARCISSUS.

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MY AUCUBA JAPONICA HAS NEW SHOOTS AND WHEN THE SUN SHINES TROUGH THEY LOOK LIKE FLAMES

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HERE IS ANOTHER SHOT OF MY AUCUBA JAPONICA, HERE YOU CAN SEE IT IS GETTING FLOWERS, THEY ARE NOT BOLD BUT WHEN YOU LOOK CLOSER THEY ARE REALLY PRETTY AND WILL TURN INTO BIG BRIGHT RED GLOSSY BERRIES

I hope you all had a great weekend ! Thanks for your visit !

ON A SUNNY SUNDAY

The nice sunny Spring weather is continuing with now and then a good  soft shower, so perfect for growing plants. I started to give my plants coffee, yes coffee, it seems coffee is just as good as fertilizer and plants love it, also your indoor plants so I keep all my coffee grounds, mix them with a lot of water and pour it on the ground under my shrubs and plants. I have only just begun so I can’t tell you yet how my plants react to it but I’ll keep you up to date.

I took some pictures for you from the garden a moment ago.

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ARABIS, AN EARLY FLOWERING LOW PLANT THAT BLOOMS FOR MONTHS ON END, PERFECT FOR A SUNNY SPOT IN THE ROCKGARDEN

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I WAS SITTING NEXT TO MY SKIMMIA, reading a book and drinking coffee,  AND IT WAS BUZZING WITH BEE’S

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AND THE BUMBLE BEE’S TOOK OVER MY LILAC DWARF RODODENDRON, THEY WERE HAVING A BALL !

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HERE IS A BETTER VIEW OF MY DWARF RODODENDRON, IT IS OVER 20 YEARS OLD SO IT IS NOT SO SMALL ANYMORE

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AND MY WHITE HEATHER IS STILL BLOOMING, IT IS A PLANT YOU HAVE TO SEE UP CLOSE AS THE TINY FLOWERS ARE REALLY PRETTY !!! AND AN  EARLY ATTRACTION FOR THE BEE’S AS WELL.

I HOPE YOU ARE ALL ENJOYING YOUR GARDENS, SPRING OR AUTUMN, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE. HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR VISITING.