It definitely is Autumn now, cos of the drought it is early this year. But there still is a lot in bloom right now although you can see the flowers are a bit tired and the leafs are getting brown and yellow here and there. On top of it they had to go without my tlc while I was on holiday in France.
On the other hand some plants look tatty, like the ferns, the Amelanchier tree(shadbush or june berry), the lavenders…. But hey, I am not complaining !
I hope you are all well and happy, wherever you are.
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.
This one is growing in an evergreen bush.
Have a great weekend all and thanks for your visit.
I have 2 passionflower plants in my garden, the passiflora caerulea and the passiflora constance eliott. But the caerulea is comming up everywhere, the birds like to eat from the passionfruit and drop seeds in the garden and voilà,you have a strong growing new plant, they are everywhere, despite the heathwaves we have had.
THIS IS THE PASSIFLORA CAERULEA
WE CAN’T KEEP UP REMOVING THE NEW PLANTS.( here he made himself a home in a bush)
(here he found a nice place in an ivy)
(and here he seeded himself under a tree in a big tongue fern)
IT IS DEFINITELY A PLANT FOR THE NOT SO GREENFINGERED AMONGST US !!
It is that time of the year again, the part I don’t like as now we have to wait for 7 months before Spring arrives ! It is time to spent with my indoorplants and give them a little tlc. Summer was odd to say the least, it started really late and then we had a few weeks of hot weather, but now the Summer has ended and we had the first night frosts. So I have been busy to put the tender plants inside eventhough some are still blooming nicely.
The sedum spectabile is one of the last plants to bloom in my garden and the passionflowers ofcourse.
Here are a few pictures.
SEDUM SPECTABILE IS A REAL ATTRACTION FOR THE BUTTERFLIES
THIS IS THE WHITE VERSION OF THE SEDUM SPECTABILE.
PASSIFLORA CAERULEA IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PASSIONFLOWERS FOR THE NORTH OF EUROPE AND BLOOMS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME.
THE WHITE CONSTANCE ELLIOTT IS LESS HARDY BUT WITH A BIT OF PROTECTION IT WILL OVERCOME A HARD WINTER