Unfortunately the gardener still hasn’t been to cut the grass (she seems to think that planting sweet peas, perennials and thinning spinach is more important), so the border is still looking a bit scruffy round the ears this week. Rosa ‘Canary Bird’ is going over now. Behind the rose is one of the few cool … Continue reading Tuesday View
I must admit to a huge feeling of relief and low-key celebration on this Monday morning after the French elections. We are surrounded by villages that voted as much as 40% for the Front National in the first round – in Chatillon itself it was fortunately only about 24%. And then there came the news … Continue reading In a vase on Monday: Celebrating on a budget!
Cathy’s meme at Words & Herbs is such a good idea (you show the same view of your garden as it changes through the seasons), but I’ve always hesitated to join in with it because I felt my pictures would be too boring! Now I’ve found a reason. I’m not very happy with what I … Continue reading Tuesday View (and an End of Month View for April)
Today is the la Fête du Travail in France and the symbol of this public holiday – in honour of workers’ rights – is the lily-of-the-valley. Lily-of-the-valley swamps us with its appearance everywhere at this time of year. Not just in our gardens: on street corners in towns there are people offering little bunches of … Continue reading In a Vase on Monday