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Hidden in the Highlands

I am missing my garden!  It is just a small cottage garden, but it’s mine and I miss it.  Right now it is hidden and sleeping underneath a bonny white coverlet.   111 more words

Highland Haven B&B

An Old Fashioned Flower and Vegetable Country Garden

This garden is very reminiscent of what the French used to call a “jardin ouvrier”. Literally meaning “workingman’s or bluecollar garden”, it refers to gardens that while having very much the look of cottage gardens served the very functional purpose of having to feed a family. 127 more words


A Long and Narrow Front Garden Framing an Alley

The house in a small French village is sited towards the back of this narrow lot, away from the road, making it look like a woodland cottage nested in all that vegetation. 69 more words


Hardy Geraniums: An unsung Hero

‘Saying you don’t need a geranium because you already have one is like saying you don’t need another book because you just read one’

Gert Stam, Caherhurly Nursery, Clare Ireland… 502 more words


Landscaped Terraced Garden in Brittany

This lovely garden is terraced on a small hill in a picturesque coastal village in norther Brittany, France, with lovely stone retaining walls and steps leading from the house up to the higher levels.  33 more words


"Crafty" Country Garden in a Small Brittany Village

The front display at this garden gate is not for every one, but it certainly stands out. Gardening clay pots are arranged into “sculpture” of story book characters such as Little Red Riding Hood or the French Becassine. 35 more words


Roundabout Gardens and Borders in Crozon, France

French towns and villages often try to outdo one another with their floral displays and borders throughout. One area where they particularly excel is the roundabouts. 82 more words