Saturday, May 19, 2012


 








This is our garden across the road, opposite our house. The garden we didn't know we owned until we had bought the house - so it was a nice surprise!

It turned out that old Monsieur Durand planted his veg here too and although the plot was overgrown when we moved in, he did leave us all his fruit trees. We have pear, quince, cherry, plums, damsons, grapes and figs. He was also known as the medical herb man too and a patch of grass is overtaken with a large leafy cluster every year. Even our Doctor commented he didn't know what mysterious herbs were tended here.

Sam and Bella (mostly Scott) have planted so far in this garden - potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, beans, peas and onions. It always looks good at this time of the year. Hopefully, unlike last year it won't look like a jungle by September :)

20 comments:

  1. Oh Andrea- it is idyllic- really amazing. Such beautiful pictures, Jo xx

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  2. Yay I'm finally on here! Hopefully we'll be able to link! Poppy's blog should be under me. As I'm not technically minded at the moment - (basically its all moving too fast for me Andrea)it's taken me a while to figure out a few things! Will be able to keep in touch better. Bella looks very mischievous here I must say! Good luck with the planting, the weather seems to be improving x

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  3. very pretty house
    enjoy your garden

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  4. that is a pleasant surprise indeed! I love the way your daughter wonders about on the dirt :)

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  5. Beautiful garden...enjoy this wonderful time of year! Your daughter is so cute! She reminds me of the way my daughter looked last summer when she had bangs! I'll have to share a photo some time.

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  6. Oh my goodness! What an amazing bonus garden. I'm very envious of your established fruit trees. We've just planted 20 little fruit trees. Now i have to sit back and exercise patience!

    rachel xox

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  7. Please, stop making me green with envy, the garden, lush and green, planting oh so much fun. Enjoy this beautiful time in your life. X Roberta

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  8. I am super envious.....must get our veggie garden happening! Bella as usual is being miss cutie pie!

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  9. a true secret garden- how lovely...and that you and your sweet family are making new sweet things grow ;0) delightful blog x

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  10. I want to say 'wowsa' how lucky, but your very first picture is just gorgeous - like butter wouldn't melt - or maybe it would - but it just captures a moment perfectly.

    'wowsa' by the way on the unknown garden.

    Nina xxx

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  11. Absolutely lovely - such a great place for your kids to grow up! x

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  12. *sigh* It's so beautiful. Love that first shot of the light on Bella's t shirt. And the one of the gate. Such peaceful, still pictures. xx

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  13. how will you ever leave? what a magical home...

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  14. Your pics always make me sigh, it's just so beautiful where you live. And Bella's cuteness... need I say more ;) xx

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  15. it looks magical. i don't think you could have asked for a better surprise. a nice place to get lost for a while. xo.

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  16. What a gorgeous secret garden full of such yummy goodness .... wish we found out we owned something as wonderful!

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  17. What a wonderful secret garden full of yummy goodness!
    I can only ever dream of owning something that wonderful!

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  18. What a bonus to discover you owned such a treasure! That first photo of Bella is incredible - so enchanting! x

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  19. QUE FOTOS PRECIOSAS..
    SALUDITOS

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