Rāhui Day 49

A week today I’m going to stop doing these daily posts. France will slowly be coming out of confinement from the 11th of May (next Monday). They’ve created a regional map. The areas called ‘green’ – least badly hit by Covid-19 – will experience (we imagine) a relaxation of the regulations then. Unfortunately in the … Continue reading Rāhui Day 49

Rāhui Day 47

The Rose Walk is beginning to look decidedly grey, purple and blue, as it always does just before the roses flower. The grey comes from Stachys lanata and Nepeta x faassenii ‘Six Hills Giant’ (what a shame it always flops in the middle, just before flowering!). This year I’ve high hopes for a white-flowered valerian … Continue reading Rāhui Day 47

End of Month View: May

May has been a very mixed month. Much wetter than is usual here and temperatures quite cool. Up to 27 degrees centigrade in the garden occasionally, but often not much more than 15 or 17. A mixed blessing. There has been fantastic growth on the plants and I am particularly pleased that my new herbaceous … Continue reading End of Month View: May