From French cornfield to English garden

Decorative and kitchen gardens

The drive and its borders laid out, it was time to move on. next would have to be a potager. Big enough to provide vegetables and soft fruit to last us all year and indulge Edmund's love of growing varieties from all over the world.


Rows and rows of vegetables


Watermelons as big as a dog

And while we still have land and time to spare let's start the "Blue Garden" using all shades of blue and pink.


The blue garden in 1996


The blue garden 5 years later

The rose garden was planted with over 200 different species, both ancient and modern, to provide colour and cut flowers throughout the summer.


The rose garden

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From French cornfield to English garden

First page

The birth of English country garden

Decorative and kitchen gardens

Last page

The work goes on

Wild orchids in our garden

Text, photos - Edmond
Page layout - T-T-Web

Edmond Edmond@FR37.net

The music is the Chopin Winter Wind Etude Op 25 No11 played by Robert Finley.