SOFT WET WINTER

We are having a soft wet Winter this time, we had a few mild frosty nights but that’s all so far, for tomorrow a severe storm is comming our way with lots of rain and very strong winds.

There are lots of plants budding as they think it’s Spring.

THIS SKIMMIA (SKIMMIA KEW GREEN) WILL SOON OPEN IT’S BUDS, AL LOT EARLIER THAN USUAL
AND THIS PASSIONFLOWER PLANT NORMALLY LOOSES MOST OF IT’S LEAFS IN WINTER BUT NOW IT STAYED TOTALLY GREEN AND IT IS ALREADY GETTING NEW LEAFS
MY CORCKSCREW HAZEL (CORYLUS AVELLANA “CONTORTA”) IS COMPLETELY OVERGROWN BY ANOTHER PASSIONFLOWER AT THE MOMENT
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 A SHOOT OF THE EUPHORBIA CARIACAS
 
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THIS BUTTERFLY BUSH SHOULD LOOK DEATH THIS TIME OF THE YEAR BUT IT IS FULL OF NEW GROWTH

 

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting !

WHAT IS STILL BLOOMING IN MY GARDEN TODAY

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.

IT’S SEDUM SPECABILE TIME NOW AND I HAVE LOTS OF THEM


FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA BLOOMS FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS

PASSIFLORA CAERULEA
THE ASTERS ARE JUST BEGINNING TO BLOOM
DAHLIA WILL BLOOM TILL THE FROSTS COME
BEGONIA’S STILL DOING REALLY WELL
TAGETES (marigolds)
ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR IS STILL GETTING NEW BUDS AND ALL

MY FUCHSIA’S IN POTS ARE ALL STILL IN BLOOM
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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.

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.

PASSION FLOWER GOING WILD

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.

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THIS IS THE PASSIFLORA CAERULEA

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WE CAN’T KEEP UP REMOVING THE NEW PLANTS.( here he made himself a home in a bush)

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(here he found a nice place in an ivy)

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(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 !!

Have a great day !

GARDEN PICTURES

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CANNA

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PASSIFLORA CAERULEA

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ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR

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CLEMATIS HAGLEY HYBRID

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KOI

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ROSA SEAGULL

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AEONIUM

Have a great weekend all and enjoy your garden !!!!

 

THE END

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.

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SEDUM SPECTABILE IS A REAL ATTRACTION FOR THE BUTTERFLIES

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THIS IS THE WHITE VERSION OF THE SEDUM SPECTABILE.

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PASSIFLORA CAERULEA IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PASSIONFLOWERS FOR THE NORTH OF EUROPE AND BLOOMS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME.

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THE WHITE CONSTANCE ELLIOTT IS LESS HARDY BUT WITH A BIT OF PROTECTION IT WILL OVERCOME A HARD WINTER

 

Have a nice day all and thanks for visiting.