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Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 22:30

Thank you for all your kind comments. I suppose, that having lived here so long, I was sort of defending the French! But when I visit gardens in England I'm always amazed by their beauty. That is a bit of my garden, it won't fit in the photo, it is quite hard work though.

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:20

There are some blue irises, 2 sorts, and a clematis MultiBlue.

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 18:09

I would go for evergreen, Choisya, Eleagnus Gilt Edge or Euonymus.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:55

Quiet here, where is everyone?

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:28


 


 

It will be in May. Here is a photo of part of my friend's garden, her main herb bed (not open day) and also a photo of my garden on the day that it opened when the Cecile Brunner climbing rose was coming out.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 17:07

I've been outside too, taking the summer annuals out of 14 pots on the kitchen terrace and adding some fresh compost. Will plant up with pansies etc. tomorrow.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 14:10

Al those who are worried about Verdun - he is still posting on the gardening threads. Has posted today. Probably just doesn't feel like chat at the moment.

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 14:02

I haven't read it all either yet.

I have good English friends in my village who bought the old presbytery some years ago. She has made a lovely garden with gravel herb beds, perennial beds, roses, irises and a chicken area. (Not the French lady mentioned before). My friend opens her garden the same day as me in aid of a charity for children with cancer. The local French people have admired it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 09:57

Morning all, going to supermarket and out to lunch. Will read back posts later.

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 09:56

They do, modelled on the old "jardin du cure", which was the village priest's garden. Priests' gardens are disappearing as there aren't enough and priests have to manage several parishes, but they were the cottage garden style which people have started adopting for their own gardens. The priests used to grow veg to eat, flowers for the church and herbs for healing. There is a lady in my village who has a typical one.

https://www.frenchgardening.com/aujardin.html?pid=1180631017121740 

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