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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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA
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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 !

 

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 !!

BEGONIA FEST

I have no words to describe the beauty of the begonia, they are considered “old fashioned” at the moment but it is such an easy plant, a beautiful plant with beautiful leafs and all sorts of different shapes and colors of flowers. What is  NOT to like ??? They love a shady place but they can stand a bit of sun too if they get enough water. They grow from bulbs, you keep the bulbs dry and frost free during winter and you plant them again in Spring (inside until the frosts have gone), year after year after year. I know an old lady who said she had her begonia bulbs for over 50 years !!!!

I took some pictures for you so you can see for yourselves.

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And these are just a small choice of all the hundreds that exist.

Have a great weekend !!

PS YOU CAN FIND SOME OF MY PICTURES ON SHUTTERSTOCK, THERE IS A LINK FOR THAT ON MY “PAGES”.

 

ON HOLIDAY IN MY GARDEN

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DRACAENA MARGINATA, house plants just love a summervacation in the garden so I put as many house plants in the garden as I can, this is just one of them. I just put this one in the garden a few days ago, I’ll show you another picture when Summer is over so you can see the difference.

Mind you, never put a house plant in full sun straight away, not even a cactus !!! Let them slowly get used to the sun if they are sun lovers.

Have a great weekend all !

MY NEWEST ADDITION

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WHITE OLEANDER

I finally found a white oleander, it is a small one but I hope it’ll grow. All I could find in the plant centers were red or pink oleanders but I love white flowers just a little more than other colours. Oleander is a potplant in my country.

Have a great day !