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Wednesday, 11 November 2020

November Blooms

 November is our last month of spring and summer is just around the corner.  It is a time of year when growth is becoming rampant (the lawns need mowing every week now, although that is not my job) and more and more flowers are beginning to bloom.

These photos were taken of flowers in my different gardens over the last ten years.


Passionfruit

Red Lily

Avocado

Rose 'Blue Moon'

Grapefruit (can you see the honey bee?)

Double Stock (which smelled heavenly)

My garden efforts are much smaller these days!

Have a great day everyone 😊

Margaret.

 

19 comments:

  1. It is a lovely time of year isn't it.

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  2. These are all absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Your flowers are gorgeous. I sure had to search before I spied that honeybee.

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  4. You will need to get some more of those beautiful stocks surely? Scented gardens - especially nighted scented - are very special. F & Mr T

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  5. Hello,

    Your garden flowers are all lovely. Beautiful photos!
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. Thing thing to do with the lawn is to get rid of it! Mowing grass and then doing everything possible to encourage it to grow so you can cut it again seems like a dumb idea to me. When I last visited Europe I even saw houses with veggies growing in front of the house. Now that makes sense.

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    1. We don't have to encourage our grass to grow! With our temperate climate and rain, lush green grass grows well all year round without any encouragement at all. Most house sections are large, so even with a good-sized vegetable (and flower) garden there is still plenty of grass. If it was replaced with hard landscaping we would get a lot more flooding as the storm water system would never cope.
      Apart from all that, a soft green sward of mown grass is absolutely delightful to sit upon during the hot summer months :)

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  7. I have fond memories of the blooms which have disappeared here. I wish you spring and summer enjoyment.

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  8. Wow, so much beauty, thank you for brightening up another grey Autumn day!

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  9. Oh, how I miss my passion-fruit vine - the flowers and the fruit.

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  10. And here we are, going into winter. Your flowers are so beautiful! Spring is my favorite time of the year.

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  11. I would so love to grow my own avocados! I just cannot get enough of them lol. I love that red lily, such vivid color. When I worked at a garden center (here in Kansas), we sold tons of double stock and the Blue Moon roses! I look forward to keeping up with your summer as we go through our cold winter here! Be blessed, Margaret!

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  12. I no longer have a garden, and I do so miss having fresh vegetables for myself and to give to family and friends. Where I live now is very suburban - so I can no longer go for a quiet stroll and come home with flowers growing untidily and prolifically in berms. (sigh)

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  13. Loving your photos Margaret - I too have a Blue Moon rose, but will be moving from this house soon and will be without it again... but that is life. I will also be loosing my begetable garden, but taking over the work on my daughter's!
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  14. Lovely...

    So different from us, up *here.* -smile-

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  15. Your garden is coming along well, wish you were here, we could swap cuttings and compare plants.

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  16. I've never seen avocado flowers before!

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  17. Lovely colourful blooms Margaret.

    Enjoy the weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Fun to see different flowers. Stock smells so good!

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