As we get warmth and rain everything is growing like mad and flowers are opening every day.
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.
SYRINGA VULGARIS BEAUTY OF MOSCOW, the flowers are snowwhite but the buds are a smokey lilac
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.
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 !
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.
FROGS IN THE POND
PART OF THE OLD MONASTERY
DETAILS OF THE WALLS
THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN THE GARDENS
IT WAS DEFINITELY PUMPKIN TIME IN FRANCE, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE
FIGS EVERYWHERE IN THE SOUTH, REALLY EVERYWHERE !!!
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.
WHITE AND SOFT PINK FUCHSIA
BEGONIA MUDDY WATERS ON HOLLIDAY IN THE GARDEN
GRAPE MUSCAT BLEU IN THE GREENHOUSE
THE TOMATO’S ARE FINALLY RIPENING
VERONICA VIRGINICA IN FRONT OF FUCHSIA MAGELANICA
ANEMONE JAPONICA KONIGIN CHARLOTTE
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !
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.
THE GRAPES ARE GETTING BIGGER, THEY WILL BECOME DARK BLUE, THERE ARE NOT BIG AND BEAUTIFUL BUNCHES BUT THEY TAST GOOD
AND SO ARE THE TOMATOES
MORE TOMATOES BUT OF ANOTHER KIND
AND THE BELL PEPPERS
AND THE COURGETTES
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.
THESE ARE THE LEAFS OF THE MAGGI PLANT YOU NEED ABOUT A FOOT OF A STEM WITH LEAFS FOR 2 LITRES OF SOUP.
THE SAGE IS THRIVING BETWEEN THE LEAFS OF THE YELLOW COURGETTES
I REALLY NEED TO MAKE SOUP SOON, LOOK AT ALL THE CELERY ! BUT IS IS JUST TOO HOT AT THE MOMENT !
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 !
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.
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
THE COURGETTES ARE REALLY DOING WELL
OUR VEGGIE GARDEN ON LEGGS WITH SALAD, STRAWBERRIES, ONIONS, CELERY AND FENNEL, CARROTS…..
THE 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 !
Have a great day all !!
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.
THESE ARE NOT WINTERGREEN BUT SO PRETY IN SPRING WHEN THE SUN SHINES THROUGH
STILL IN BLOOM AFTER 2 MONTHS
WHITE GERANIUM, I NEVER BOUGHT IT SO I THINK IT IS A GIFT FROM THE BIRDS
FIRST COURGETTE FLOWER IN MY GREENHOUSE
ALSO IN THE GREENHOUSE, THE BEGINNING OF A BUNCH OF BLUE GRAPES
I hope you are all enjoying your garden !