Good Morning

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Not this morning, as again we have a cloudless morning. During the day the clouds gather a little, so this is from the afternoon. We are really getting perfect weather at the moment. It is quite warm, but not unpleasant and as long as I can have a few windows open for air circulation I am happy. No air conditioner here, just a fresh breeze now and again.

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On my morning observations in the garden I noticed that my calla is still flowering. I have two pots, and one has refused to show a flower this year, but the other is. The funny thing with this plant is that when I bought it, it was with orange flowers. As the years passed the orange faded into yellow and so it stayed for about 8-9 years. However, this year it has remembered its original colour, and now I am getting orange flowers again. Nature plays her tricks now and again.

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This kalanchoe is also doing well. I bought it in late Spring, when it had flower buds. They began to open straight away and is still flowering. I never really have to give it any water and it is still going strong.

Otherwise nothing special happening at the moment. They have music days in our local town yesterday and today, meaning that various bands are playing in various places. Yesterday evening it began and we could hear the music quite well in our village. It seems to carry in the summer evenings. However, when I retired to bed it had stopped. Today it goes further and this afternoon I plan a trip into town to see what I find. During the holiday months our town is dead matter, but afterwards it awakes again and there are all sorts of events. Next week we have the milk days, when one of the squares is populated by cows and afterwards it will be Autumn fair time again

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I have a wonderful show of black-eyed susans in my garden at the moment, this is just one of the four plants I have.

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And imagine the surprise when I saw this rose bush was blooming again for the second time since June. In June it had quite a few flowers, but we had such dry hot heat that many many flowers only managed to open the buds for a few days and they they were just burnt by the sun and dried up. As if to compensate this rose is developing a second show. I really like the deep red colours of roses, so will be keeping this one under observation.

And now to move on. Although it is Saturday, I still like to have my little daily organisation. I even enjoy my little bit of housework and cooking. I hope you all have a good week-end and those that must work, it will soon be Monday again.

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I leave you with my orchids. I bought a new one, the one that looks like it has an attack of violet measles. Generally the orchids are sold with two flower stalks, but currently they have on special offer with three flower stalks, so I should be getting a lot of flowers from that one. Also a very worthwhile plant. They are reasonable in price and show their flowers for at least 2-3 months.  If you are lucky they will flower again later, although mine never do.

 

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • When you buy an orchid you can almost ignore them for the first few months. suddenly they begin to lose their flowers and then you get the problems about keeping them alive and afterwards flowering again.

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  1. Oh my, those orchids are . . . . hmmm . . . . ..Well, anyway, it is impressive that you kept that calla for all these years. Most of us discard them when they go dormant after their first season. If not discarded, they likely die on their own. If they don’t die after the first season, they rarely last much longer.

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