LAST LEAFS

AMELANCHIER (juneberry)

When I was in my garden last week I noticed this cute little twig of my amelanchier tree, the tree was completely bare except for this little twig, the sun was shining and it caught my eye as it looked so pretty.

Have a great day !

A LATE PRESENT

Now that the weather has changed from hot and dry to soft and wet, plants are starting to regrow. As we feed the birds with all sorts of seeds, including sunflower seeds, new sunflowers have started to grow, so I have sunflowers in bloom in the middle of October where as they normally are in bloom in June-July. And I absolutely love it !! So I have been busy with my camera. I have about 10 sunflowers in bloom at the moment, not only the one I show here.

IT STARTED WITH A BEAUTIFUL BUD
AND THEN THEY STARTED TO UNFOLD
THEY GREW BIGGER

THEY ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUZZY-NESS
I’M NOT SURE WHAT I LIKE BEST; THEIR FRONTS OR THEIR BACKS

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden when you can.

THE ARDECHE IN FRANCE (2)

Today is about the houses and flowers. Most people there have flowers on their balcony’s or near the front door, as we were there in September many of them looked a bit tatty cos of the drought and the ban to use water. But nevertheless the houses still looked stunning.

Hanging geraniums are quite drought resistant.

VERY OLD ROOF TILES MADE OF BASALT THAT FORMED WITH VULCANIC ERUPTIONS ABOUT 8 MILLION YEARS AGO
THESE ARE THE MODERN DAY TILES THEY USE FOR NEW HOMES
VIEW ON AUBENAS
FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN, PARTHENOCISSUS OR RED IVY, THE PLANT TURNS BRIGHT RED IN AUTUMN.
PRETTY AS A PICTURE, THOSE FLOWERS COMBINED WITH THE PINK WALL.
THE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER CALLED THE ARDECHE.

THE SWIMMINGPOOL OF OUR B&
THESE LITTLE LIZARD WAS EVERYWHERE ON THE WALLS
LOVED THIS HOUSE WITH THE PINK WALLS

THE ROSES WERE GONE OFCOURSE BUT THEY LEFT A LOT OF BOTTLES FOR THE BIRDS

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !!

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.