WHAT SEASON ARE WE IN ??

It is the beginning of August and for us it is the middle of Summer but the heath and drought have ruined a lot of plants so now it looks like Autumn.

It is the second year in a row, I think we should start looking for plants that tolerate more heath and more drought.

AMELANCHIER
BURNED AMELANCHIER

I took this picture 2 days ago and now this tree is almost bare, all the yellow leafs have gone with the wind.

GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM

My gernaniums look all death, luckily I know they’ll come back when we have had a lot of rain and lower temperatures.

FERNS
HENS AND CHICKS (sempervivum)

Even the hen’s and chicks are burned !!!! I have put most of my plants in pots in the shade but as we may not use the waterhose cos of the drought, I have to water them by hand, a huge job.

Have a great weekend all !

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EASY PLANT :GERANIUM

If you are looking for easy plants in your garden then think of the geranium family, also called crane’s bill’s.

I am talking about the garden geranium, not the pelargonium that a lot of people call geranium as well, the garden geranium is hardy, the pelargonium is not.

They come in all colours, hights and shapes, they tolerate all sorts of soil, sun or shade, they don’t care. You can have geraniums in bloom from Spring till end of Autumn.  They also attract a lot of bees.They don’t disappear completely in Winter and that is a plus because then you know where they are. But they do selfseed, some more like others but personally I don’t care as they can be removed easily where you don’t want them.

I have taken pictures of the ones in bloom in my garden at the moment.

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GERANIUM MACRORRHIZUM SPESSART, white with dark red buds

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GERANIUM MACRORHIZUM CZAKOR: soft purple

This geranium macrorrhizum comes in many colours and is a good ground cover that blocks all weeds.

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GERANIUM PHAEUM : dark purple

I have more geraniums in my garden but they are not in bloom yet, I’ll show them later.

Have a great weekend !!