SILENT SUNDAY

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FLOWERS OF PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS (cherry laurel, common laurel, English laurel

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LIFE IS GOOD UNDER THE FIG TREE

I have a fig tree in my garden for about 10 years or so, it was planted and trained against our garage wall, in a hole we made in the pavement, it is not even a big hole and still the fig tree thrives in it and we get many ripe figs each year. And the tree grows like mad, I have to prune it several times in Summer.

I once got a small pot with blooming hyacinths and I planted it under the fig tree, but after a while it got company of a taxus which selfseeded and a euphorbia which selfseeded. And everything is thriving in that small hole so I think ; life is good under that fig tree.

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MY FIG TREE AND ITS COMPAGNONS

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MY BEAUTIFUL BLUE HYACINTHS

Have a great day all !

JUST ONE MONTH LATER

As we had an extremely warm and sunny month of February everything started to grow and bloom.

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THIS IS MY CORKSCREW HAZEL( corylus avellana contorta) AT THE END OF JANUARY

You can already see the small catkins here and there.

Exactly one month further (end of February) the SAME bush looked like this :

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Above you can see the same tree and the catkins are already at the end of their bloom and loosing a lot of yellow pollen. Amazing don’t you think ? It never had so many catkins as it has this year.

The weather has changed a lot since last wednesday, it is a lot colder, windy and very wet but we need every drop we can get. Last Summer was the hottest and driest ever.

Have a great week all and I hope you can all see that Spring is underway.

PRETTIER IN WHITE

Today we had our first snow of this Winter so everything is covered in a pretty white layer and  my garden looks a lot better now than before the snow came.

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SKIMMIA  JAPONICA KEW GREEN, IN BUD SINCE LAST AUTUMN

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SMALL LEAFED IVY

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SPINELESS HOLLY J.C.VAN TOL   (ilex aquifolium j.c.van tol)

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EVEN MY DOORMAT LOOKS PRETTY NOW

There is not much going on in my garden at the moment alas.

I hope you are all happy and well.