I HAVE GOT ANOTHER ONE !

OPUNTIA FICUS INDICA BURBANK (PRICKLY PEAR)

You probably think I’m crazy but I am excited to have a new pad on my cactus, I started with one pad 2 years ago, last year I got a new pad and this year I got another one. I know for some people this is just weed as it grows very well where it is native but I live in Belgium and that is not exactly cactus paradise.

HERE IS A VIEW ON THE WHOLE PLANT AS IT LOOKS NOW.

I am pretty pleased with it.

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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 !!

FUCHSIA
FUCHSIA
FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA
FUCHSIA
FUCHSIA

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 .

EASY PLANT

Verbena bonariensis or argentinian vervain is such an easy garden plant, it is tall and airy and goes well with other flowers, it is loved by bees and butterflies, it blooms a very long time and despite it’s height it stays upright. Loves a sunny spot and selfseeds but you can easily remove them where they are not wanted.

VERBENA BONARIENSIS (argentinian vervain)

What is not to like ?

Have great week all !!

ALWAYS PRETTY

Passionflower alias passiflora caerulea is a very easy climber but it selfseeds everywhere in the garden. The caerula is the most winterhardy of them all. The flower is so pretty, they only open for one day and then it starts making the fruit, after a while you get a yellow oval fruit, so you always have buds, flowers, green unripe fruit and yellow ripe fruit. I cut them back really hard each year as they can grow 6 meters long (19 feet) per season. But I love to have it in my garden.

passiflora caerulea or passionflower

This one is growing in an evergreen bush.

Have a great weekend all and thanks for your visit.