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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.



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.


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.


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. 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 22:17

Romantic British gardening is not dismissed in France. I live in France and the French I have spoken to admire British gardens. I entered a national French gardening competition when we had to send in photos and a description of our gardens. My garden was described as romantic. The French general public had to vote on line for their favourite gardens. My garden was in the top 10.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 17:07

Lovely photos Liri, sounds very peaceful.

Have done very little this afternoon. Cold and wet outside. Have watched TV and done some ironing. Made OH his lunch, but I had salad as I'm trying to make an effort to lose a few pounds. Wish I could play tennis again, used to enjoy it but it gives me tendonitis and I have arthritis starting in the fingers. Doc told me to stop.


Posted: 25/11/2015 at 09:48

Morning all.

Very grey and still here, but at least it's a positive temperature 3°! Still haven't finished planting the pots on the kitchen terrace, not sure if I will today, forecast is drizzle. 

Hope Hosta is enjoying his holiday and, Wonky, have a lovely week. Will you be relaxing or decorating?

Didn't know Dove likes awful reality programmes! I quite like some of them Good for ironing in front of.

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