A PEEK IN MY GARDEN

As we get warmth and rain everything is growing like mad and flowers are opening every day.

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VIBURNUM OPULUS

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FUCHSIA,  it is nameless as the shops just sell them under the name “fuchsia”, it is frustrating as I don’t know if it likes shade or sun or if it is winterhardy or not.IMG_2919.JPG

SYRINGA VULGARIS BEAUTY OF MOSCOW, the flowers are snowwhite but the buds are a smokey lilac

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IRIS PSEUDACORUS or yellow pond iris in the back, the leafs are like swords, they clean the water in the pond, in the front is CALTHA PALUSTRIS, also a good water cleaner, the fishing wire is for keeping the herons from eating our fish.

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FIG, my fig tree is comming to life and the figs are growing now, the figs have overwintered as tiny peas so as soon as the weather gets warmer the tiny figs start to grow.

I hope your are all having a wonderful week !

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LA DOUCE FRANCE (1)

We just came back from a holiday in the South of France. France is one of our neighbouring countries and to go there is about 1100 kilometers.I would advice you not to go there in July and August unless you really have too as it is the  summerschoolholiday for the whole of Europe then. But France is amazing and I am not surprised it gets the most tourists in the whole world !!! Personally I prefer the South, the Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

But hey, I think you want the pictures, not my bragging. So here they come.

We visited a special garden, it was the garden of a monastery in Mane ; Jardins de Salagon.

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FROGS IN THE POND

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PART OF THE OLD MONASTERY

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DETAILS OF THE WALLS

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THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN THE GARDENS

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IT WAS DEFINITELY PUMPKIN TIME IN FRANCE, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE

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FIGS EVERYWHERE IN THE SOUTH, REALLY EVERYWHERE !!!

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THE WILD PIGS RUINED ALL THE GARDEN PATHS THE NIGHT BEFORE OUR VISIT.

As you can see is was definitely Autumn in the South of France, earlier than usual cos of the severe heath and drought they had for months on end. Here too we have an early Autumn.

There is more to come about our vacation in France so if you are interested watch my blog.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

 

 

A VIEW IN MY GARDEN

 

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WHITE AND SOFT PINK FUCHSIA

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RED PELARGONIUM

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BEGONIA MUDDY WATERS ON HOLLIDAY IN THE GARDEN

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ANOTHER FUCHSIA

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GRAPE MUSCAT BLEU IN THE GREENHOUSE

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THE TOMATO’S ARE FINALLY RIPENING

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VERONICA VIRGINICA IN FRONT OF FUCHSIA MAGELANICA

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ANEMONE JAPONICA KONIGIN CHARLOTTE

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !

GROWING

My fruits and vegetables are growing nicely, we have hot weather and the climate in the greenhouse is tropical but as long as we keep watering well everything is growing.

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THE GRAPES ARE GETTING BIGGER, THEY WILL BECOME DARK BLUE, THERE ARE NOT BIG AND BEAUTIFUL BUNCHES BUT THEY TAST GOOD

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AND SO ARE THE TOMATOES

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MORE TOMATOES BUT OF ANOTHER KIND

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AND THE BELL PEPPERS

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AND THE COURGETTES

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THE MAGGI PLANT (LEVISTICUM OFFICINALE) IF YOU LIKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN SOUP THIS PLANT IS REALLY THE BEST TO GIVE TASTE TO YOUR SOUP, IT IS A BIG PLANT THOUGH, UP TO 2  METERS.

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THESE ARE THE LEAFS OF THE MAGGI PLANT  YOU NEED ABOUT A FOOT OF A STEM WITH LEAFS FOR 2 LITRES OF SOUP.

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THE SAGE IS THRIVING BETWEEN THE LEAFS OF THE YELLOW COURGETTES

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I REALLY NEED TO MAKE SOUP SOON, LOOK AT ALL THE CELERY ! BUT IS IS JUST TOO HOT AT THE MOMENT !

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AND I NEVER HAD BIGGER FIGS BEFORE BUT THAT IS COS OF THE HOT WEATHER WE HAVE BEEN HAVING FOR A FEW WEEKS ON END.

How is your veggie garden comming along ?

Thanks for visiting my garden !

 

 

 

FRUIT AND VEG IN THE GARDEN

We are trying to grow  a  bit of fruit and veg in the garden, we have a greenhouse where we grow a dark blue grape, tomato’s, courgettes, some herbs, cucumber and strawberries.

Outside we have a vegetable garden on leggs so that it is easy to remove weeds and thin seedlings.

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AS WE CAN ONLY START PLANTING IN THE GREENHOUSE AFTER THE FROSTS, ABOUT MID MAY, THE TOMATO’S ARE ONLY HAVING FLOWERS AT THE MOMENT

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THE COURGETTES ARE REALLY DOING WELL

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OUR VEGGIE GARDEN ON LEGGS WITH SALAD, STRAWBERRIES, ONIONS, CELERY AND FENNEL, CARROTS…..

DSC04631THE SMALL TWIGS YOU SEE AND THE RIBBONS AND STUFF IS TO KEEP THE BIRDS OUT, THAT WORKS WELL BUT I WISH I COULD DO SOMETHING AGAINST THE SLUGS !!!!

And ofcourse my pride and joy ; my fig tree !

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Have a great day all !!

VIEWS OF MY WORLD

Sorry I haven been reading your blogs lately but I am up to my eyes in renovation work. I did manage to take a few pics in the garden this week.

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WINTERGREEN FERNS

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THESE ARE NOT WINTERGREEN BUT SO PRETY IN SPRING WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH

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STILL IN BLOOM AFTER 2 MONTHS

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WHITE GERANIUM, I NEVER BOUGHT IT SO I THINK IT IS A GIFT FROM THE BIRDS

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FIRST COURGETTE FLOWER IN MY GREENHOUSE

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ALSO IN THE GREENHOUSE, THE BEGINNING OF A BUNCH OF BLUE GRAPES

I hope you are all enjoying your garden !