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 !

A FEW RECENT GARDEN PICTURES

My garden is suffering at the moment, it has been hot and dry for quite a while now, not a drop of rain and my garden is not used to this sort of weather, I water my garden once every 2 or 3 days for as long as we are alloud to do so, some provinces in my country already have heavy water restrictions. I managed to take a few pictures of plants who still look good. A lot of plants and bushes have scorched leafs and look tatty.

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CROCOSMIA LUCIFER  IN BUD,ALSO CALLED MONTBRETIA, this one will be bright red when in full bloom.

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SEMPERVIVUM WITH FLOWER STALK

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HIBISCUS SYRIACUS WHITE CHIFFON

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BUDLEIA DAVIDII EMPIRE BLUE OR BUTTERFLY BUSH

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NEREUM OLEANDER SOEUR AGNES

But I am not complaining, my cacti and succulents are thriving at the moment.

I hope you’ll all have a smashing weekend !