Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:26
Thank you Topbird, what a nice comment.
I was really hoping that there might be somebody in the South of France to share ideas with. As you may imagine I have done a lot of research, asked a lot of people, visited a couple of nurseries that deal in plants that would survive naturally in this terrain, and persevered.
Within our village I am known as "the lady with the garden" - as I mentioned before the really keen gardeners have watering systems, and the old guys have wonderful pottagers - but all are able to water regularly in the summer.