garden, gardening, spring

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY GARDEN.

Nothing much I’m afraid. We are in the middle of a cold spell. We have had frosty nights and cold days for a few weeks now and for the next few weeks too I’m afraid. It is sunny during the day but cold! So nothing is really growing in the garden, the growing we had before the frost has come to a standstill. But I took a few pictures for you to see.

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THE BUDS OF MY SYRINGA AGAINST AN ICE COLD BLUE SKY

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THE BUDS OF THE HYACINTHS ARE WAITING TO COME OUT WHEN THE WEATHER WILL BE WARMER

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VIBURNUM TINUS

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I DON’T CLEAN UP MY GARDEN IN AUTUMN AS THE LEAVES AND OLD STEMS GIVE A BIT OF PROTECTION AGAINST THE COLD AND THE BIRDS LOVE TO TURN THE LEAFS HOPING FOR A BUG TO EAT, THIS IS SEDUM WAITING FOR WARMER WEATHER

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SKIMMIA ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE

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DWARF RHODODENDRON

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NORMALLY THE LEAFS OF THE BUDDLEIA (BUTTERFLY BUSH) FALL OFF IN WINTER BUT THEY ARE STILL ON THE BUSH AT THE MOMENT

Have a great week and enjoy the sun if you can !

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garden, gardening, shrub

A LITTLE SUNSHINE IN THE GARDEN IN WINTER

No matter how grey the weather is, some plants always make it look as if the sun shines. Last Summer I planted a few “Euonymus Emerald’n’gold” in some places in the garden, when all the flowers are out in Summer you don’t see them as there is so much colour already, but during the grey months they look like little gems. They are very easy shrubs, wintergreen, and you can keep them small by cutting them, you can cut them into all shapes or you can just let them grow.

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EUONYMUS EMERALD ‘N’ GOLD

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AND ANOTHER ONE

Have a great weekend all and thanks for visiting !

flowers, garden, gardening

TODAYS PICTURES

I just took a walk in my garden to see what was in bloom at the moment, not much but I found some.

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WINTER HEATHER – ERICA CARNEA, easy plant, blooms a long time

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VIBURNUM BODNANTENSE, the flowers are tiny, not really spectacular but they smell nice and bloom from Autumn till Spring. There are so many different Viburnums that you can have in the garden that you have Viburnum blooms 12 months per year !

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HYACINT, this is not a bloom but a surprise, they are suposed to flower in March-April and it is only the 2nd of January today !!!

Winter has been very mild so far but wet wet wet ! But I’m not complaining, everything is better than snow and ice !!!

Have a great first week all and thanks for visiting !

flowers, garden, gardening

A PICTURE FOR EVERY MONTH IN 2017

I wish you all a smashing end of the year and a wonderfull 2018 !

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NARCIS TETE A TETE IN JANUARY

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HYACINTHS IN FEBRUARY

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CALTHA PALUSTRIS IN MARCH

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SAXIFRAGA IN APRIL

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BEGONIA IN MAY

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ROSA CONSTANCE SPRY IN JUNE

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ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN IN JULY

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PELARGONIUM IN AUGUST

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DAHLIA IN SEPTEMBER

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ECHINACEA IN OCTOBER

 

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FROZEN SKIMMIA IN NOVEMBER

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VIBURNUM BODNANTENSE IN DECEMBER