Over the last 2 weeks I have spent very little time in the garden. The day after my trip to the lovely Botanic Gardens at Caen I did my back in and whilst the osteopath put me straight I have had to take things very easy for a few weeks. So no weeding, digging or heavy work. Couple this with some heavy rain and the weeds have grown to triffid-like proportions in the garden. Why oh why, do weeds grow so much quicker than the plants we want?
So all in all the garden had a very abandoned look to it right now ... and much to indicate that Autumn is on it's way.
|Leeks hidden in amongst the weeds|
|Courgettes that turned to marrows when I turned my back for a moment|
|Runner beans, potatoes, carrots and beetroot, harvested in the rain!|
|A hint of more Autumn harvests to come|
|My blueberry bushes always show Autumn colour early|
|But I don't reckon we are done with Summer just yet.|
Autumn may be sneaking up on us but as I said on the picture above, we are not done with summer just yet here in Normandy. Temperatures are set to rise over the coming days and we usually have fabulous weather just as the boys go back to school (next week!). That really should make the weeds grow, so it's as well I can now set to and get on with more strenuous work again. Bearing in mind that I have got so far behind, though, we are currently looking for a volunteer helper to come and assist me in weed decimation, spud digging and other gardening duties. We have an advert on HelpX but if anyone fancies a week or so here, helping out, please do get in touch.
On a final note, if you happen to buy the Living France magazine, have a look on page 59 of the current Autumn edition (it mentions Bordeaux on the front cover). You might recognise someone and her garden featured there ;).
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