Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Garden Stuff

cherry blossom
Paul is as happy as a sand boy.  He has been trundling around the garden on his mower, pulling weeds and preparing seed trays.  I donned my wellington boots, long apron and safety goggles to strim my rockery.  We have been back here for just a week and have almost managed to bring the garden back to order. 


my rockery

The fruit trees are looking healthy and the young peach has stayed free of any deer attacks thanks to the green mesh we wrapped around the base last year.


All the dead woody stuff has been added to Philippe’s bonfire; it is against the law to light garden bonfires in France but that rule seems to be generally ignored.  Philippe knows the gendarmes in any case, he probably went to school with them. 

Tomorrow we are planning to get out on our bikes for the first time in seven months.  It is going to hurt.
Diane the dawg came round to help



10 comments:

  1. The garden has come to life in a few days. Looks like things are looking up and you are home. France is definitely home.

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    1. A lot of people ask us "where is home?". It's a tricky question to answer but it does seem that this is a place where we can truly relax and enjoy our surroundings.

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  2. You sound so happy, i agree with Rachel.

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    1. Yes, we are very content here.

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  3. After I'd planted Boo Boo's Peach tree I went indoors for lunch. When I returned two hours later the bark had been stripped by a Deer. Luckily I managed to save it by bandaging it. Nowadays I always use that green stuff too!

    Some lovely weather coming up; perfect for gardening.

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    1. It only seems to be the young bark that the deer go for. Should be a good year for the fruit if the frost stays away.

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  4. Looking at your photos, and the way you describe your days, it seems to me that you have an idyllic life-style in France.

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    1. It could be a tad quiet for most people but it's almost perfect for me, especially when the sun is shining.

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  5. We are allowed bonfires for 'garden waste' as they don't collect it but my usual killing spree of weeds and grasses has been curtailed. We are not allowed to use the dreaded Glyphosate. The roadside edges and our gravel now have to be done manually - or two or three times a year.

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    1. Paul had some of last year's weed killer that he's used on the courtyard. There's always some areas that it's impossible to do by hand.

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