Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Greetings from the Het Gazebo weeding team !

 We're enjoying the Summery September
 weather before it changes !
Sunny, cloudy, blustery and 22 C !
Tomorrow's forecast is rain, long lasting rain ! 
The fall equinox and the first day of Autumn
 arrives on Saturday, September 23, 2023,
See you next week !


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Changing Seasons at Het Gazebo !

Today started out as Autumn, ended as Summer !
In the news last week...
Regional heatwaves ,defined as five consecutive days above 25C including three over 30C ,  have been declared in parts of the Netherlands after the temperature passed 25C for the fifth day in a row on Friday.

and yesterday in Limburg 
Heavy rains caused flooded streets and basements in parts of Zuid-Limburg on Tuesday evening. The KNMI had a code yellow warning in effect for the province, warning of downpours. Wednesday will be a mix of clouds and sun in the Netherlands, with strong winds along the coast and rain in the north during the morning.
We're here at Het Gazebo !
250 km north of Maastricht you'll find Diepenheim 
Fall is in the air and in the hostas !
But you can still enjoy the later in the season flowering hostas !
Great weather expected this weekend so come and enjoy the area!


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The warmest 6th September on record !

It couldn't be any greater a difference compared to last week !
It's twice as warm ! Record breaking ! 31 C !
But Autunm is still to be seen at Het Gazebo !
The volunteers worked as well taste tested the lasted menu item 
at The Pol in Diepenheim !
This warm weather, heat wave, is expected to last the week
so if you are looking for something to do, come visit !

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Hosta & Het Gazebo weather !

It certainly feels like Autumn !
August weather sure was erratic !
Was it really 27 C last week ?
Today didn't even reach 17 C !
It was a chilly 15 C in the rain !
Thanks to the volunteers for keeping up their 
regular weeding Wednesday visits !
Hosta Wu La La 
Just when you thought one had kicked the Hosta addiction
this one shows up !
Thanks to Fahner
Groot blauw groen blad met een gele rand. 'Empress Wu' sport uit de USA en lijkt waarschijnlijk veel op onze 'Wunderbar'.Hosta Wu-La-La heeft blauwe bladeren met een gele rand en is een extra large Hosta met licht lila bloemen en groeit in halfschaduw en schaduw . De hoogte is 100 tot 120 cm en de groei is gemiddeld .

It's still great weather for planting hostas !


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Autumn plans including Het Gazebo ?

It was 27 C in Diepenheim today !
There's no thoughts of autumn while weeding today ! 
Sunshine and enough daylight hours keep the weeds growing !
Het Gazebo looks great !
Natuur als sculptuur. Zo kun je het unieke Land-Art-project van de Belgische kunstenaar Urbain Mulkers (1945-2002) omschrijven. Aan de oever van de Regge, zijn in 1995 1.393 hostasoorten geplant, omzoomd door een dubbele rij van 136 rode beuken.

If you're in the area this Fall ,
there's this 
A great Walk along the Regge guide book 


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Mid August !

No extreme weather to report this week ! 
Nice Summer weather hanging over Het Gazebo
and Diepenheim these days ! 
Hosta Flowers come in beautiful colours !
When you're in Diepenheim you must visit the cafe De Pol !
The baked goods created by the volunteers are so good !
Enjoy it with a great cup of coffee then walk over to Het Gazebo ! 
A few flowers have a sweet scent !
While others are used as a base for ants 
and theier symboitic realtionship with aphids 
Enjoy your Summer vacation !

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

It's been raining for days !
Last week was rained out ! 
You have probably heard about the
Extreme weather conditions throughout Europe and the world ! 
Today the sun was back ! It feels like Summer !
The volunteers enjoyed a dry day in Diepenheim ! 
But after rain comes the weeds as well as the 
slugs and snails showing up en masse!
There are still new flowers while others have gone to seed !

Gathered together under a hosta leaf for
 shade from the sun or protection from the rain ?
August at Het Gazebo !