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Have you seen a glow worm?

Have you seen a glow worm?

This is what a female glow worm looks like and as you can see from its size against the grass stem it is not very big, maybe two centimetres at a stretch.  However, at night time all you will see is a spot of green light. The group Estuaire is trying to study glow worms … Continue reading

Special Mission

Special Mission

Last Saturday night I went on a special mission.  Being me, I was very excited about it.  But to begin at the beginning it had all started when I was contacted by the Observatoire des Vers Luisants by email in early July asking me if I had seen any glow worms in my garden this … Continue reading

Gardening on the beach

Gardening on the beach

Since we have returned from the U.K. we have been enjoying an Indian Summer so the garden has been neglected somewhat in favour of the beach.  Mescher beach is only half an hour away so it is easy to visit for a short break. Never the less, I cannot stop looking at things from a … Continue reading

Lac Bajamont

Lac Bajamont

We took a break for a few days last week to stay outside Agen and visit the area nearby, between the rivers Garonne and Lot.  Lac Bajamont, is not well known but was nearby so we decided to take a look.  At first site it reminded me of some of the small lochs you see … Continue reading

Une Nuit Blanche

Une Nuit Blanche

Une nuit blanche is a French expression for having passed a night without sleep.  This could have a good or bad connotation depending on what you were doing during the night! This expression has been taken by the region of Grand Champagne (one of the most prestigious cognac producing regions) and for the past twenty … Continue reading

Living in France

Living in France

The magazine “Living in France” has chosen our garden for their new gardening page in the September issue of the magazine which has brought on a wave of nostalgia.  It seems as if we have turned a full circle from reading the magazine to becoming a part of it. I was happy to be part of … Continue reading

Onward in January

Onward in January

We returned from the U.K. with some plants that are a lot easier to source there and with an idea for the empty area created when the large pine tree was cut down. Agreed, it does not look very impressive but it is the thought that counts.  There are four willows of the red stemmed … Continue reading

Of bees and blogs

Of bees and blogs

It usually starts in February. The bees start sneaking into my posts. By April things are hotting up. They appear on Forget-me-nots. I show the solitary bees pollinating our blackcurrants. The bees are getting bigger. The more flowers that appear the more bees that arrive. Summer brings even more bees. The geraniums in my blog … Continue reading

A walk after the storm

A walk after the storm

Our garden borders the river Seudre.  We have left a part of the land next to the river somewhat wild forming a little forest.  After the recent storm it now resembles a war zone with broken trees scattered along it, waiting for the autumn when I will drag the branches to an open space and … Continue reading