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Monday, January 2, 2012

The garden is surviving the heat


The searing heat is continuing,but the garden,especially the sunflowers is surviving well.  We have been using the tank water though to keep it alive.

The Hibiscus love the heat and are coming into bloom



The Marigolds are doing well in with the veggies



Roses are survivors ,tuff as old boots
A little bit of pink for Pink Saturday with Beverly from How Sweet the Sound


Another sunflower about to burst into all its glory.  I planted these from seed,but started them off in a seed tray in the sun room because other years the birds have got the seeds before they could germinate


We get the odd strawberry before the birds.


The tomatoes are getting huge.  They will be just about ripe by the time the tiny toms have finished.
We have been very pleased with the veggie garden this year.









Plenty of basil to go with the tomato dishes.


Little cucumbers getting bigger every day


Capsicums getting plumper.  I want to leave them to become sweet and red.


Rose petals drying in their basket ready for the potpouri'





This week,I am joining 
Show off your Cottage Monday at House in the Roses
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound 
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday


meet you there


xx jeanetteann

10 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hello and nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting. I see you are from the Mids...my husband was born in Birmingham..relatives in Erdington, Sutton Coldfield, Shirley, Walsall, Redditch. My family is fr Leicester! Always funny to think of your heat there when we are cool!
Ruth

Liz said...

More than surviving! :) You have an amazing garden.
Love your warm sunshine. :)

~Liz

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You do have a amazing garden! It is hard to believe we live in the same world--my garden is totally dead and ugly. It is raining so hard I get soaked just trying to get to the car. But I can look forward to in a few months a beautiful garden too. Thanks for sharing!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

So Jeanette....I am terrible with Geography....are you having summer now? And when you say 41 degrees...that is Celcius??
Here in Arizona now we are having Fall/Spring like weather...in the 70's F, but it cools off more at night.

Ginger Zuck said...

Your flowers and vegetables are beautiful and I am so jealous! The sunflowers, I love them but the tomatoes and peppers,basil, I miss them so! Enjoy and please keep posting photos, it gives me hope. LOL.

yvettesblogs.com said...

Great fresh garden vegies..that basil looks wonderful and can only imagine the perfume!
Have a great sunshine day! x

{ Vintage by LOU LOU } said...

Jeanette, I am so impressed by all that's happening in your garden and inspired to have as much as you do. I have a vision as to how I want mine to be and look. I'll share very soon xo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

You make me long for those hot summer days....and a garden!
We had cold, cold snow here today. But I like it too....it keeps me indoors, creating away in my studio!



Thanks for all of your generous comments.
I truly appreciate the time you take to leave your thoughts when you visit me!


Have a great night.
Ciao Bella!




CREATIVE CARMELINA

Willow said...

Your garden is beautiful. I can't wait for spring so I can work in my again.

Charlotte said...

Your garden looks bountiful and I love the sunflowers...my favorite:) I'm sad to say there is not much growing in my garden now with the winter freeze. No rain, just freezing! Not very typical for California, but getting use to the crazy weather changes every year.

Thank you for stopping by "Teacups In The Garden" and entering the give-away. I'm glad I got to meet you and visit your blog! I will be back here to see what creative things you will share from your garden and creative hand.

Blessings,
Charlotte