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 !

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MY SWEET FRANCIS

I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU MY SWEET FRANCIS, HIS FULL NAME IS FRANCIS.E.LESTER AND HE IS A RAMBLER ROSE WHO GROWS TO 6 METERS AND MORE IF HE GETS THE SPACE. MY FRANCIS THOUGH MANAGED TO SELFSEED IN THE MIDDLE OF A SKIMMIA BUSH AND I DON’T HAVE THE HEART TO REMOVE HIM COS HE IS SO PRETTY, HE SMELL’S NICE, BLOOMS FOR MONTHS ON END AND GETS NICE ORANGE BOTTLES IN AUTUMN. I HAVE TO KEEP HIM SMALL BUT HE DOESN’T SEEM TO MIND.

SO HERE HE IS:

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IT IS THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER AND HE IS STILL IN BLOOM EVER SINCE JUNE

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STILL PRODUCING NEW BUDDS

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I CUT HIM OFTEN SO HE LOOKS LIKE A BUSH INSTEAD OF LIKE A RAMBLER, HE’ ABOUT 1.50 METERS TALL

HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY AND A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR VISITING !