Garden Treats

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A welcome, not too violent storm freshened the air last night and brought welcome relief to my old horse, Aly, who has had great difficulties with his breathing in this last week’s mounting heat.  And though the rain brought down showers of rose and clematis petals, this evening the garden feels wonderfully refreshed.

I’m still a little way from walking properly again, let alone running or riding, but I can happily potter in the garden and enjoy my favourite month.  The perfume of the mock orange blossom still pervades the areas of garden near the house, giving way to the scent of roses around the pond on the parterre and old-fashioned pinks and paeonies further down the slope.  A couple of evenings ago the light was mellow and the shadows lengthening and I couldn’t resist firing off a few shots as I toured the garden checking out what’s blooming, and what needs doing.

Hope you enjoy the slideshow!  Today’s imaginary soundtrack is John Martyn’s “May You Never” – a pun – but an agelessly lovely song nonetheless.


About cavaliereattitude

Englishwoman, transplanted to SW France in '86, blogging - with a large dose of humour and self-deprecation - about life with my husband and our horses, the never-ending renovation of an ancient and crumbly stone farmhouse and the attempt to carve a beautiful garden and productive pasture out of a woodland wilderness.........
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2 Responses to Garden Treats

  1. ptigris213 says:

    What a lovely garden! Your pictures make me feel as if I am right there, just about to negotiate the grassy curve ahead of me. What I really like is …this sounds so artsyfartsy, but the way you planned your grassy gardenpath makes me wonder, what’s around the next bend! How do you keep everything so neat and prim and weed free? Are those California poppies I see in one? I love them, and so do the bees. Lovely, lovely lovely.


    • Thank you for the generous comments Michelle. The weeds are there but, luckily, camera shy! At the moment there are some California poppies and blue Nigella – love-in-a-mist – in the same bed where some lavender is about to flower; should hopefully keep those bees happy.


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