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Old favourites and new arrivals

Old favourites and new arrivals

  Mme Isaac Péreire started her first flush of perfumed roses about a week ago.  She will continue to flower for months but this first flowering is the most dense and the most welcome and the perfume drifts over the patio to be enjoyed with cups of coffee in the sun. She is being trained … Continue reading

All’s well in the garden

All’s well in the garden

The first flush of the spring bulbs is well past and the old faithfuls are shooting through. Some things don’t come up as you expect them to.  I bought a beautiful pale blue Pulsatilla a few years ago as I was so taken by its ephemeral lightness. I propagated its seeds but only to find … Continue reading

Hoopoe rescue

Hoopoe rescue

My solitary lapwing is still visiting.  He has now trained me to re-hydrate dry puppy  food and put this outside the living room door.  I hope he appreciates them as much as the other birds do. The glacial weather continues in this normally clement area of France, it was -13 C this morning at 8 … Continue reading