STILL FLOWERING TODAY

It is November and there are still flowers in the garden, even after a few night frosts. But most of the garden looks tatty. It is Autumn ofcourse !

A PRETTY LITTLE FUCHSIA
ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR
UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE; A PRIMULA THAT NORMALLY BLOOMS IN EARLY SPRING
JAPANESE ANEMONE
YELLOW BEGONIA
A BIG FUCHSIA magellanica BUSH
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ; THE BUD OF A BIG SUNFLOWER

At the moment we have beautiful sunny soft days and frosty nights. As soon as the sun goes down it is cold. We are in a second full lockdown at the moment.

I hope you are all well and happy. Keep safe.

GOODBYE SUMMER

Summer was odd weatherwise. We had cool, we had hot and very hot. Bone dry but torrential rain once in a while but my garden is looking tatty. A few flowers are still standing but a lot has been scorched by the sun. Today is the last day of Summer weather, as of tomorrow it will gradually cool down and for the next 2 weeks we’ll get lots of rain.

SEDUM SPECTABILE, ALWAYS RELIABLE AND FUN FOR THE BEE’S AND THE BUTTERFLIES
MY FAVORITE SEDUM, SEDUM SPECTABILE ICEBERG
ALWAYS PRETTY, FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA
AUTUMN ASTERS WILL BLOOM TILL FIRST FROSTS
AS YOU CAN SEE, NOT EVERYTHING IS PRETTY IN MY GARDEN, MY CANNA’S WERE BURNED TO A CRISP BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE GETTING NEW FRESH LEAFS.
MY FERNS NEAR THE POND
VERONICA VIRGINICA, ALWAYS THIRSTY
AMELANCHIER (SNOWY MISPELUS) LOOSING A LOT OF LEAFS
GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM, WAS TOTALLY BROWN A WHILE AGO BUT GOT NEW LEAFS LATELY

The groundwater here is historically low, rainy weather is not fun but we need it, every single drop. Our local flora is dying cos they can’t stand the drought.

I hope you are all ok. Keep safe and take care !

NINE

Today I received a message from WordPress to let me know I have been blogging for 9 years. I can hardly believe it ! When I started this blog I was hoping I could at least keep it up for 1 year. A big thank you to all my followers and viewers !!!

CALLISTEMON OR BOTTLEBRUSH TREE (picture taken in Arizona)

Have a great week !

A BIT OF SWEETNESS.

SMALL VIOLETS DISSEMINATED BETWEEN SUCCULENTS

I think these little violets are super cute. Now that most of the succulents are no longer in bloom, the violets came up to give my pots a bit of color. The violets disseminated all over the garden, but mostly in my pots with succulents.

Have a great weekend and enjoy your garden if you can.