Saturday, 19 March 2016

The garden is coming along nicely now

With the help of our lovely neighbours we built a superb bonfire that was still smouldering after two days. All concerned, including the dogs, had a wonderful day in the sunshine.

For the first time since we moved in, last July, we are able to see the stream from the house. Craig has seen a reasonably sized fish in there too. 

The banks are full of wild primroses and celandine. We're just waiting for some more sunshine to encourage the other wild flowers to show themselves.

For a few weeks now, we have had regular early morning visits from a pair of wild ducks. They soon fly off when they see the dogs and I wouldn't be surprised if they produced young. However, I have real concerns for the safety of their ducklings. We have a family of buzzards nearby and they could be a threat. There is nothing we can do about it. That's nature.


  1. It all looks fabulous! What a place!
    Love the kitchen Mel, old and new work great together.
    Really nice to see you both this weekend. Hope you'll come again on your next visit :)
    You never know we might just take you up on your offer of a long weekend! ;) x Frankie

  2. I remember how lovely it was to see what appeared in our garden during our first year in Caunes. The spring was particularly wonderful as patches of wild orchids appeared amongst the irises and other things I sort of recognised. This spring and summer will be wonderful for you as you feel settled, and in control (ish) of your fabulous garden. I cant wait to see it next autumn on our way north. I hope we are still invited ! xxx