Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The flowers that bloom in the spring tra-la!!

The spring may be cooler than normal but the flowers are blooming including those planted last year bringing some colour to the garden of Les Deux Platanes.
Rhododendrons and azaleas are lovely at the moment
The aquilegia (anconi in French) have such lovely colours

The entrance to the cottage has been receiving a makeover this spring with some new paintwork and new woodwork so its all looking very nice for all our cottage guests this summer.

All looking very tidy and ready for the summer of 2013

One of our recent guests was a keen photographer and managed to collect a range of photos of animal guests visiting the garden.

Now this hedgehog looks interested in posing for the camera!

A lizard creeps along a wall to catch a spot of sunshine.
Thank you Robert for the photos we were pleased you enjoyed your week and maybe we will see you again in your motorhome in the future?

We had a bit of a trip out on Monday as it was a bank holiday here. A lady we met had told us about a distiller up on the Cher between Chenonceaux and Montrichard, so we thought we would try to find him. We did - at Chissay-en-Touraine. He distils fruit into eau-de-vie and also crèmes. We tasted one or two finally deciding on crème de peche. It will be lovely with peach desserts, or even in a kir. Can't wait to try it! The distiller has offered a free visit to his workshop for anyone staying in the cottage. He offers tours in the afternoons, and he speaks English. A morning visit to Chenonceaux, followed by lunch, then a short trip along the river to his place for the 3pm tour would make a nice day out.
His website is : http://www.distillerie-girardot.fr

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