Posted: 05/07/2016 at 13:26
Come in from the veg garden for a drink.
Liri, French private gardens have trees and shrubs planted at even intervals in the lawn and very neat veg gardens. Often lots of pots of pelargoniums and petunias.
English gardens have herbaceous borders full of perennials, scented shrub and climbing roses also lots of daffodils in the spring. Much bigger variety of plants. But here there are problems, such as weather - hot dry summers, colder than UK winters and heavy rain. I have never seen such a variety of insects as here and much bigger than English ones. You should see some of the ants! And the huge slugs
I did the talk for another club in May. Lots of photos, they liked it
I liked Nastase too. But when we moved to France in 1985 Wimbledon wasn't shown on French TV and there wasn't English TV or Sky. I got satellite TV in 2002 but have got out of the habit of watching Wimbledon.