Last Sunday morning we needed to replace a few of our plants because our kitten Cleo had sat on them a few days earlier. Being squashed to pieces did not do them any good at all. Usually we get our plants from Sandrine at Daglan Sunday market but she was not there.
Sandrine is truly a marvel with information on plants, tell her what type of plant you are looking for and she will advise on colour, flowering period and instructions on where and how to plant them. If you plant them in an unsuitable place she will wag her finger at you advising you to move the plant.
This she did a few weeks ago when we bought plants from her. She ran across the main road pointed to the plant we had just bought and said ‘non’ and them spread her arms on the wall to show that it should be planted against a wall with a trellis. Yes, we moved the plant! Well she is the expert and we are only the learners of what will grow and where in our village so any help is always appreciated.
Back to the story, Sandrine was not at Daglan market but we’d seen posters that Cénac et Saint Julien was holding a flower festival so off we went. We found the main road in Cénac was closed to traffic to be used for their Flower Festival.
I am on the right buying basil from one of the many stalls.
I was so tempted by these gorgeous roses, the colours, the aroma, wow, but space being at a premium, practicality won.
We did buy flowers to replace the squashed ones from the stall above.
We found Sandrine with her magnificent display.
Just a few of the large selection on offer from the expert gardener.
I think that we need more help from her in order to achieve the above.
Event:- France Election this Sunday for the second and final round of votes for the two remaining candidates. Keeping fingers crossed all day!