RED AND YELLOW

This year’s colour scheme for the front garden will be red and yellow. A few more days and we can finally put the annuals out. But first we might get a few nights of light frost despite day temperatures of arround 25 C°. Recently we changed our front garden, we removed all the plants and shrubs, then put dark grey pebbles everywhere and we added a few big rocks.  The front garden was just too time consuming. So now I have to make the place look more colourfull with flowers. So I thought about red and yellow. I’ll show you when it’s finnished ok.

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ONE OF THE FLOWERS I’LL USE ARE RED DAHLIA’S, AS THEY’LL GIVE A BIT OF HEIGHT

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AND LOTS OF YELLOW TAGETES

But I want more red and yellows as I have big pots. It is not easy to go to the garden center at the moment, they reopened only a week ago cos of the coronavirus. And in a few days other shops may open again but there are lots of rules to follow. Not in my wildest dreams I could imagine something that would have such an impact on our lives and of the lives of everyone on the planet.

Have a great weekend and stay safe !

GIVE YOUR HOUSEPLANTS A BOOST

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It is time to give your houseplants a bit of tlc, they are probably covered in a bit of dust so you can easily brush that off with some old soft paintbrushes, the small ones for the nooks and crannies  (also handy for your cacti !!), the big ones for the big leafed plants. They’ll look better, they can breathe better and they can absorb the light better. Give them a bit of water and when the soils is moist again you can give them a bit of firtilizer, just a bit to start with.

Your plants will love you for this 😀

Have a great day !

EASY PLANT

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ANTHURIUM, also called flamingoplant

As the weather keeps on being wet and windy I can’t start gardening now but I want to start as soon as possible.

So here is another indoor plant, Anthurium (flamingo plant) pretty and easy to keep as long as it doesn’t get direct sun, light : yes, sun : no. And it wants to be watered weekly. They come in all colours and can become quite big with a bit of tlc. And you can use the flowers and leafs for flower arrangements.

Have a great weekend !!

ONE OF MANY

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EUPHORBIA SPECIES

As it is not much fun to be out in the garden at the moment I’ll show you one of my favorite indoor plants. We do have blooms in the garden but it is wet and windy and cold at the moment.

This  one is a member of the huge EUPHORBIA family, some come with leafs, others with spines and some even have both leafs and spines. I am the proud owner of several euphorbia spieces, in my home and in my garden . They all get tiny yellow flowers. And they bloom for a long time.

I hope you are all ok and having fun. Take care and thanks for visiting.

THEY ARE LATE THIS YEAR

My fuchsia’s I mean. They are late comming in bloom but now they are finally blooming. They are all so pretty, I just love them !!

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Unfortunately I lost most of the name tags, there are thousens of different fuchsia’s so it is impossible to know them all by name.

Have a great day and thanks for your visit .

DO YOU REMEMBER ME ?

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THIS WAS HOW I LOOKED WHEN WE FIRST MET

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I GOT A PUP LAST SUMMER

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AND THIS IS ME NOW.

I’ll get a new big pot soon and then I’ll have my picture taken again. I wonder how many pups I’ll get this year !

Have a great week !!

AZALEA AS A POTPLANT

In Belgium potplant azelea’s are often sold for a good cause and people go from door to door to sell them. They are easy house guests and pretty as well but you can’t compare them to the azelea’s we have in the garden. The pot azalea’s are not winter hardy. We keep them in a shady place in the garden in Summer and put them back in the house as soon as it is getting colder .

So of course I buy one each time someone comes at my door with a box of azalea’s, buying flowers and helping people at the same time, it’s a good thing I think.

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POT AZALEA

Here is the one I bought a few days ago, I took it outside in the sun to take the picture but now it brightens my livingroom. I can’t keep my eyes off it !

Have a great day !

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 !