Posted in September 2013

The last days of September

The last days of September

The end of September has been hot with days around 30 degree C, although now the weather has changed with clouds and rain showers but with warm day-time temperatures.  The star of the garden at the moment is the Heptacodium jasminoides which perfumes a corner of the front garden with its beautiful jasmine-like scent.  After … Continue reading

Motorway mice or rather motorway voles

Motorway mice or rather motorway voles

Coming back from our trip to Maubuisson we stopped on the motorway to stretch our legs and have a cup of coffee.  I settled down at an outside picnic table to sip my coffee when I thought I saw something run across the grass. It was then that I noticed that there were a large … Continue reading

A secret corner of paradise

A secret corner of paradise

I will share with you the secret of a little corner of paradise! It seems, in any case, to be a secret, for when Amelia and I mention lake Carcans-Maubuisson to most of our French friends, they claim that they have never heard of it.  They all tell me that the largest lake in France … Continue reading

The garden in September

The garden in September

Despite being surrounded by commercial sunflower fields, I still like to have sunflowers in the garden.  Some we sowed from the wildbird seed and are remarkably successful and are still flowering.  The sunflower Earth Walker seeds were free with the “Amateur Gardening” magazine.  I would never have bought them but are much more attractive than … Continue reading