Whilst I have been very busy in the garden this week, I have never once remembered to take any photos so for this week's How Does Your Garden Grow I thought I would give you something a bit different.
Condé-sur-Noireau is one of our local towns. During WWII it was pretty much completely decimated by allied troupes advancing after D-Day, with little more than the church spire left standing after liberation.
|Condé-sur-Noireau - Aug 1944 |
Photo from Espace Musée Charles Léandre
After the war, the priority was to get towns such as Condé rebuild as quickly as possible and so the buildings tended to be more practical than architecturally beautiful. There were advantages such as improved services and wider roads but overall Condé is not one of Normandy's most stunning towns. But what it lacks in building beauty, it works hard to make up for in it's floral displays:
|Raindrops on roses|
|Begonias that will soon fill this whole bed|
|It has been a good year for Hydrangeas|
|Plant boxes on the bridges|
|Cannas, Cosmos, Dahlias and Busy Lizzies|
|Pretty flowers, less pretty buildings|
Finally, for those who like a bit of a challenge I have another mystery plant. It's a tree this time, one of many that line the central car park at Condé-sur-Noireau ... but have you any idea what it is?
I hope you have enjoyed my little floral tour of Condé-sur-Noireau. For more gardening blogs why not visit the How Does Your Garden Grow linky over at Manneskjur? Maybe other bloggers have been out and about too.