Our French Garden is Rob’s diary of his garden that he looks after with his wife Karen in Dordogne.
Now, I have to admit that I’m not an especially keen gardener but, this blog is so full of great photos and interesting articles that I don’t ever get bored with it.
I’m suppose I ought to say… I’m not actually anti gardening; it’s just that I prefer to watch others do it rather than do it myself!
The first post that took my fancy was Happiness is Pig Shaped. What a good looking piggie. What a lot of pork chops! You should click on the photo to get a better idea of what a happy piggie he is!
From there I moved onto La Fête de la Truffle which blew me away! The pictures are so good that you can almost taste the truffles!
Onwards, then, to The Black Diamond of the Perigord which, of course is also about the truffle!
Still hungry, I took a look at Seasons of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness which details a visit to Bergerac market with a host of detailed photos.
This post really does give you the sense of being there.
But this blog is not just about gardening. In this November 2009 post, Rob takes us from Marseille to Cassis – guided, as usual, by some sumptuous photos!
And then, there are the Tales from the Riverbank to discover.
A pretty little river, La Beune, runs through the grounds at Le Banquet. There are trout in the river and Rob knows the best trout spot, needless to say, it’s a secret and he’s not letting on!
If you are in a gardening mood, you could always go with Rob and Karen to the Abbaye de Cadouin for the flower festival. Stunning is not really a big enough word to describe it!
I loved the post on Thyme. I grow that myself and like to use it in my cooking (it might go well with pork and truffles, I think!)
You might as well start by taking a glance at Crackpot and say hello to Harold – he does look a handsome chappy and rather well preserved for someone who’s twelve years old!
Me, well I’m off to The Midnight Garden to take a look at the scarecrows. They come alive, you know. And they’re everywhere!
All the best