Like many rural houses in France we have an ancient well in the garden of Les Deux Platanes which is recorded in the house deeds. Its covered by two very large and very heavy stone slabs but is fully operational with three pumps installed. The well is 17 metres deep and under normal circumstances has between 5 - 7 metres of water in the bottom. We use the well water for the garden and other cultivation uses.
This year I thought it would be good to return the well to its former glory although I am sure my construction is not exactly typical of this region. It will however look attractive and add another feature to the cottage garden.
|Complete other than the tiles!|
The flowers that Maureen planted out a week ago are doing well and I am sure the cottage garden will look very nice for all our many guests this summer.
|The early flowers are full of colour|