lundi 25 avril 2011

Jardin en Fete at Chateau Neuvic

Yesterday we went to Chateau Neuvic plant sale.  Buying plants in spring is a great treat and when you get to buy them in such grand surroundings - even better!

Some of the stalls were in the courtyard of the chateau....

... others in the chateau gardens..

These succulents caught my eye..

... as did these cactus

Best of all were the herbs - we bought some oregano and some (more) mint - menthe de cerf which is narrow-leaved and smells just like after eight mints..

These arum lillies were amazing....  but you need a special kind of garden for these, I think..

Lots of lovely foxgloves...

And aren't these delphiniums the most beautiful blue...

Then we came home and planted everything we'd bought - just before a heavy shower - the first rain for weeks!

samedi 23 avril 2011

Spring greens!

This spring the weather has been amazing... blue skies and hot, sunny days. We really need some rain but for now everything in the garden looks fresh and green. Lots of cherries to look forward to....

And plums.....!