Monday, 20 May 2013

Grey, Green, Chartreuse

Unseasonably cool at the moment. Very green however.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

The 'Sheete of 'Orse'

 That's what the lady said. In their first year, "give zem horse sheete, yes, plenty sheete of orse', which of course I knew to be horse manure. I'm refering to the kindly advice given by the vendor who sold me five roots of eremurus himalaicus at a plant fair last Autumn.

I didn't hit them with dung at the time of planting, but still, they've done well, almost shining like white candles on a grey day. So now I'm a confirmed member of the foxtail lilly appreciation society. 

P.S. The French for horse manure is fumier de cheval.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Les Printanières de la Brande

They're almost weekly now these spring plantfairs. May is a busy month. This weekend saw the annual two day event at La Brande, just past Vergt which incidentaly is at the centre of the world famous Dordogne strawberry production, just try a mara des bois, the world needs to know.

Always interesting characters at these events.

Clint Eastwood was there.

Beautiful part of the world.