Diary of a Reluctant Gardener III

“Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party” – Robin Williams

It doesn’t feel five minutes since we celebrated the arrival of hyacinths – the first of our spring flowers to show some endeavour and reveal a splash of colour. If they were the curtain raiser, then the cabaret has continued with a carnival of colour – a rich variety of tulips, blousy tree peonies, wisteria – and of course the most beautiful cherry blossom. An English style garden in the heart of Gascony contrasts to the meticulously prepared potagers that surround us, but it is good for the soul, just the same !