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Curious Plants from France & Small Garden After the Rain


By cedille


Potted in an old candle jar, Pleiospilos, found from a plant fair in Normandy, France.

There was this adorable little plant fair in a park of Honfleur, and I met a guy who was growing those strange succulents in a polytunnel. He had all kind of unusual plants which he was breeding. Here I believe this is a Adenium

Saxifraga longifulia

I also found plants for my future mini-pond. The torrential rains helped keep them happy in the meantime :)

The picture is bad but the plant is good! A lovely orchid

I gathered plants and moss bits in one of Normandy’s forest, and I managed to bring them back alive to test an indoor terrarium. It’s tough keeping it moist but non soggy!

Two slates that I need to cut to repair the birds’ house, and a trunk found in a skip that I use as a resting space.

A old frame found in the streets and a strawberry :)

The alpines planted in February are happily flowering.

The Aquilegias are preparing for their big show…

The tulips from France have been late to come in flower.

Love the chives’ flower buds!

In the small space that I occupy, I try to recreate the effect of a mini forest, so I can look at it & forget about the street just behind :)

I try to allow weeds and to let it happens on its own, with a light intervention. I let the nettle grow as butterflies love it.

This heather is going crazy on the flowering but the lilies are about to bring lots of shade to it.

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so many lovely plants and brilliant ideas. i really love that terranium.

5 May, 2012


Cheers ;)

5 May, 2012


Agree with Sticki....really like the framed strawberry as well. Clever :)

6 May, 2012


Love the terrarium fact I love the whole blog including the weedy corner for butterfly's.

6 May, 2012


Hi Cedille ..
A very interesting blog. Well done on your fascinating photos and useful captions ... The terrarium is a good idea, and you've lots of artistic flair. I like the use of your recycled items too. :o)

6 May, 2012


Hi Cedrille, I like your planting schemes and the way you try to encourage wildlife. I wish I could be more like you, but am scared the bindweed will get the better of me! Love your recycling ideas - more please!

6 May, 2012

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