NOT IN MY GARDEN

The following pictures were not taken in my garden. We went for a walk yesterday in a park nearby.

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RHODODENDRON

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WILDE ROSE

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ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA  (also known as the garden ghost or wild celery)

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GUNNERA WITH A FLOWERBUD

It was a very enjoyable walk and I hope we can visit this place often, they have a huge rosegarden but it was too early for them.

Take care and stay safe ! Thanks for visiting.

 

 

 

 

FROM BUD TO FLOWER

It’s lilac time again ! Do you remember I showed you my lilac tree in bud 2 weeks ago ?

IMG_5403IT LOOKED LIKE THIS (syringa vulgaris Beauty of Moscow)

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EXACTLY 2 WEEKS LATER IT LOOKS LIKE THIS

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THIS IS A CLOSE UP, SOFT LILAC BUDS AND PURE WHITE FLOWERS

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PRETTY AS A PICTURE ( I think)

As all the buds are blooming at the same time I put lots of them in vases for myself and the rest I gave to family and friends. Each year I remove all the flowers and each year I get lots of flowers back.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL AND KEEP SAFE.

 

 

 

 

TODAY IN THE GARDEN

We have such nice weather at the moment, very sunny, bright blue sky, not too cold….what more do you want. I try to enjoy it as much as I can cos colder weather is on its way.

We have a very stubborn tree, our Amelanchier (juneberry) starts blooming every year on April 1st. But as we have had a lot of sun and soft weather we were sure it would bloom earlier this year. Just one little branch has been in bloom for about a week now and the rest is still in bud.

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JUST 2 SMALL FLOWER STALKS.

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THE REST OF THE TREE LOOKS LIKE THIS; ALL FLOWERS STILL IN BUDD

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MY SKIMMIA KEW GREEN IS BUZZING WITH BEE’S NOW THAT THE FLOWERS ARE OPEN

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OUR WATERHEN (coot) STILL HASN’T FOUND A MATE YET, BUT SHE IS FEELING VERY MUCH AT HOME IN OUR GARDEN. LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFULL BEAK.

I am still very sad about my little dog who died suddenly last week, I miss her a lot.

Have a great weekend all ! Stay safe !!

SOFT WET WINTER

We are having a soft wet Winter this time, we had a few mild frosty nights but that’s all so far, for tomorrow a severe storm is comming our way with lots of rain and very strong winds.

There are lots of plants budding as they think it’s Spring.

THIS SKIMMIA (SKIMMIA KEW GREEN) WILL SOON OPEN IT’S BUDS, AL LOT EARLIER THAN USUAL
AND THIS PASSIONFLOWER PLANT NORMALLY LOOSES MOST OF IT’S LEAFS IN WINTER BUT NOW IT STAYED TOTALLY GREEN AND IT IS ALREADY GETTING NEW LEAFS
MY CORCKSCREW HAZEL (CORYLUS AVELLANA “CONTORTA”) IS COMPLETELY OVERGROWN BY ANOTHER PASSIONFLOWER AT THE MOMENT
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 A SHOOT OF THE EUPHORBIA CARIACAS
 
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THIS BUTTERFLY BUSH SHOULD LOOK DEATH THIS TIME OF THE YEAR BUT IT IS FULL OF NEW GROWTH

 

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !