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 GARDEN IS TIRED

IT DEFINITELY IS AUTUMN NOW AND MY GARDEN LOOKS TIRED, MOST OF THE PLANTS, TREES AND SHRUBS ARE EAGER TO GO TO SLEEP AND TO PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR NEXT SPRING. I OFTEN WISH I COULD DO THAT TOO……OFCOURSE I HAVE QUITE A BIT OF EVERGREENS IN MY GARDEN TOO OTHERWISE WINTER WOULD BE TOO DULL.

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MY ALBIZZIA STOPPED BLOOMING, HE GAVE QUITE A PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR FOR MONTHS ON END

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MY HYDRANGEA LOOKS SO SAD NOW

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ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR, PRETTY AS A PICTURE IN SUMMER, NOW ALMOST READY TO RETIRE BUT IT STILL HAS A FEW BLOOMS HERE AND THERE

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AMELANCHIER, PRETTY AS A PICTURE WHEN THE SUN SHINES BUT SOON COMPLETELY NAKED

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PASSIFLORA CAERULEA, A MAD GROWER, HAD BUDS, FLOWERS AND FRUIT ALL SUMMER LONG BUT AS YOU CAN SEE IT IS LOOSING ITS PRETTYNESS

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AS YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE ALL PREPARING FOR THE BIG SLEEP MUCH TO MY REGRET, I AM ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING !!!

THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT AND TAKE CARE !