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About me

After spending most of my gardening life in the heavy clay soils of East Anglia (with an east wind 'straight from Siberia' howling across the flat lands in the Spring, etc.), I now live in central France with completely different soil and climate (acidic and forest-surrounded, torrential thunderstorms and hot parched dry summers): so - I'm a gardening beginner all over again, and looking forward to all the advice I can cadge from the GoY enthusiasts!

It can be frustrating (old age and somewhat dodgy health don't help!), but great fun: since even the weeds are different here, never mind the nurtured plants - it's quite a new challenge... (for instance, I never had a wild boar sow and her 8 babies churn up my Norfolk garden, as I have had, here!)

Alas, the slugs and snails appear to be international...

Latest photos

  • Lunch lurking!...
  • Love & Bondage in the Vegetable World?
  • flowering in a french rock garden
  • Feline garden-lover, part 2

Latest blogs

Spring specials in Southern France

Posted on 15 Apr, 2013 3 comments

Latest questions

can anyone ID this blue flower?

Asked on 6 Jun, 2014 5 replies

wild garlic

Asked on 30 Apr, 2014 2 replies

What else

Joined in Jun 2012

Country: France

County/State: Limousin