LOVE IS IN THE AIR

My Guirlande D’amour rose is in bloom and my whole garden smells of roses at the moment. Guirlande D’amour is a rambler rose, half double, snow white and has a lovely delicate smell. I have this rose in my garden for about 20 years now and she is beautifull when in bloom. I give it a cut in Autumn, just the longest branches and then in Spring it gets a good cut and a bit of dried cow manure, thats it. It keeps blooming till the frosts come, not as much as it blooms in June though.

MY GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR 2 WEEKS AGO
MY GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR TODAY
GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR TODAY, RESTING ON A WOODEN BOW

You can’t see anything of the wooden bow as it is completely covered by the rose. This rose is also the favorite place for birds to make their nest in and for the bees of course, they just love it. And so do I.

Have a great day and thanks for your visit.

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PASSION FLOWER GOING WILD

I have 2 passionflower plants in my garden, the passiflora caerulea and the passiflora constance eliott. But the caerulea is comming up everywhere, the birds like to eat from the passionfruit and drop seeds in the garden and  voilà,you have a strong growing new plant, they are everywhere, despite the heathwaves we have had.

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THIS IS THE PASSIFLORA CAERULEA

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WE CAN’T KEEP UP REMOVING THE NEW PLANTS.( here he made himself a home in a bush)

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(here he found a nice place in an ivy)

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(and here he seeded himself under a tree in a big tongue fern)

IT IS DEFINITELY A PLANT FOR THE NOT SO GREENFINGERED AMONGST US !!

Have a great day !