WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

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VIEWS FROM MY GARDEN

June is usually the best month for the garden here in Belgium, everything is lush and fresh and blooming but not this year, we have had torrential rain and flooding in many places and gardeners and farmers are getting desperate, we urgently need sun and warmth here !!! Personally I may not complain, we had no flooding , everything is growing like mad but the blooms have rotted away, pitty but it could have been worse. Here are a few pictures I took when we had a bit of sun.

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ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, A LOVELY SMELLING RAMBLER, TODAY IT LOOKS HORRIBLE, THE BLOOMS ARE ALL BROWN

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ROSA FRANCIS E. LESTER, ALSO WITH A GORGEOUS SMELL, A RAMBLER  I KEEP SHORT AS IT GROWS IN THE MIDDLE OF A SKIMMIA BUSH

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A LOVELY BLUE CLEMATIS

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THIS IS A YOUNG FATSIA, THE LEAFS ARE GREEN BUT THE SUN WAS SHINING ON THE PLANT SO SOME OF THE LEAFS LOOK YELLOW

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THE HOSTA’S ARE DOING GREAT, THEY LOVE THE WET COOL WEATHER

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MY FIGS ARE GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER

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THE BEGINNING OF A SEMPERVIVUM BLOOM

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THE FERNS ARE THRIVING AS WELL

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ANOTHER OF MY HARDY GERANIUMS, IT SELFSEEDS EVERYWHERE BUT IT IS A NICE AND EASY PLANT AND EASILY REMOVED WHERE IT IS NOT WANTED

Thanks for visiting? I hope all is well in your gardens !

PHOENIX ZOO

On our travels in Arizona we went to Phoenix Zoo, it was a very nice park but we expected more animals in a zoo. None the less we loved walking arround and taking pictures.

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THIS WAS AN OTTER

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MY FAVORITE WILD ANIMAL

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A PELICAN WITH A SPECIAL BEAK, AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE HAD A SANDWICH IN HIS BEAK

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I hope you are all enjoying Spring or Autumn for the ones down under ! Thanks for visiting !

 

A PEEK IN MY GARDEN

June is one of the prettiest months in the garden I think, everything is still fresh and a lot of plants are in bloom. We had quite a bit of nice Spring weather lately but at the moment it is raining and the rain is very welcome . Unfortunately some people in my country have had to deal with severe flooding cos of fierce thunderstorms, that must be horrible !

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ROSA CONSTANCE SPRY

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CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE

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PASSIFLORA CARRULEA, VERY WINTERHARDY

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TONGUE FERN, VERY WINTERHARDY AND WINTERGREEN AND IT CAN WITHSTAND DRAUGHT

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FATSIA JAPONICA

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A BLUE GERANIUM

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RED PELARGONIUM

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GOATS BEARD

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DIGITALIS

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BLUE CLEMATIS

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LADIES MANTLE

Have a great week my friends ! Thanks for visiting !!