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Getting used to November in the garden

Getting used to November in the garden

At this stage in the year it is usual to accept that winter has come.  I just want to know where autumn went to.  We did go back to the U.K. for a couple of weeks late in October, coming back early November.  We came back to sunshine and tales of summer-like temperatures whilst we … Continue reading

Magnolia grandiflora, a survivor

Magnolia grandiflora, a survivor

Last winter was unusually harsh in the Charente –Maritime.  In February the temperatures were under zero for about two weeks and fell as low minus 17 degrees centigrade. I was resigned to the fact that I would lose a large number of plants unaccustomed to this severe weather.  One of the plants that I had … Continue reading