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PRIMA BALLERINA

Fuchsia’s look like dancing ballerina’s with a colorful dress, you cannot but love them and they are really easy plants, they are a bit tender and most are shade loving and like a bit of moist but some like a spot in the sun and others are really very winterhardy. But they all look pretty !

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FUCHSIA TRIPHYLLA (triphylla’s like a spot in the sun but are very tender)

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FUCHSIA TRIPHYLLA ANDENKEN AN HEINRICH HENKEL

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FUCHSIA PAPY RENE

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FUCHSIA VOLTAIRE

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FUCHSIA

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA MAGELLANICA (this one is very winterhardy, it is a bush up to 2 meters high and you cut it back very hard in Spring)

Have a great day all !

 

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 !

A SIGN OF AUTUMN COMMING CLOSER

When the flowers of the sedum spectabile are opening it is a sign of Autumn  comming closer. The days are definitely shorter, the evenings colder but after the crazy hot Summer we had I am welcomming Autumn for once, normally I am not so keen. The garden is a mess with burned plants and leafs but the sedum spectabile is looking good, ofcourse being a succulent it loves warm dry weather. And this plant is a heaven for bees and butterflies.

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SEDUM SPECTABILE (also known as butterfly stonecrop or ice plant)

 

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SEDUM SPECTABILE IN FULL BLOOM

Have a great Sunday !

LOOK AT ME !

Ten (10) weeks ago I looked like this ;

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ME AND MY MUM

Now I look like this:

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IN 10 WEEKS TIME I AM TALLER THAN MY MUM BUT I AM STILL A BIT SKINNY BUT THAT IS BECAUSE I AM NOT AN ADULT YET, RIGHT ? By the way, my name is opuntia ficus indica Burbank.

 

 

Have a great Sunday all and thanks for your visit !!

MY POOR GARDEN

My poor garden, burned to a crisp !!! We had such hot weather lately, up to 38 C°, and a lot of my plants are burned. And as we have a severe water shortage as well we can’t water the garden. It breaks my heart to look at it ! It looks like Autumn even though it is only the beginning of August !!

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THIS USED TO BE A DWARF RHODODENDRON

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THIS LITTLE BUSH IS BARELY ALIVE.

 

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THESE ARE ALL LEAFS FROM MY AMELANCHIER

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FERNS NEAR THE POND

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HYDRANGEA IN THE SHADE, BEGGING FOR WATER

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LYTHRIUM SALICARIA NEAR THE POND

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VERONICA VIRGINICA

As of next wednesday they expect thunderstorms but not everyone will get rain…

Does any of you know how to perform a raindance ??

Have a great weekend.