Monthly Archives: October 2012

When my grandmother was my age or perhaps even younger, she doesn’t remember exactly, she planted a larch. I think it’s a Japanese one, Larix kaempferii, but I’m not one hundred percent sure. I’d say it’s something between 12-15 meters high today. Both my grandmother and my grandfather, when he was alive, were quite interested […]

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In contrast to Château de Vandrimare which had been in the same family since 1492 (!) and which I just wrote about, Jardin de Valérianes is a smaller creation by its current owners. The garden was in two parts on each side of the road with a lot of interesting perennials, some roses and a […]

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Seeing the park at Château de Vandrimare was very interesting, I think it was the one garden that I missed the first time I was in Normandy since for some reason I had the wrong opening times. Seeing it now with our wonderful group did not go quite perfectly either. We were shown around by […]

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If it weren’t for the weather I would be quite excited about the new border I’m making. I’m finally going to have a large perennial border that will suit both large perennials and grasses. There will be two passageways through it so there will also be nice spots for smaller and lower plants. There will […]

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Le Vasterival was the garden that I was most looking forward to seeing on our trip. It is world renown and it is one that I had not been able to visit before, as you can only visit it as part of a group. It was created by Princess Greta Sturdza and her husband Prince Georges […]

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