...in early June
all Geraniums are potted...
brighten up "pink-fully" our porch
as well as...
getting writ of thistles, nettles and others....
most of the time in company with "unhelpful"/"helpful" Oskar,
"unhelpful" in the sense of that he's not able to pull the weeds out
or using tools...etc...
"helpful" because he LOVES being outside, next to me when working in the garden, the......COUNTRYSIDE!
He's rural - like me.
However - with the help of my brother, together with one of my nephews,
who came for a 2-week-holiday -
we've managed to get the whole garden in order and shape
- at least to some extend!
Nephew Philip - waiting for another "Hollywood-Sunset"..
And then - when almost everything looked good,
good and promising in the sense of "it will stay like this for a while",
I went back with my brother for a short trip to Germany
to have a little bit of a "wallpaper-change"
(Review of it in next post)
Returned to La Pouyette in
...I was greeted by the beautiful Hollyhocks from our neighbour,
who planted them for me some years ago...
...just to please me!
Such a simple "Country Happiness"
I will not bore you about the "greetings" and "hellos" from all the new weeds!!!!
Looking at the bright side:
All Hydrangeas now in full flower:
"Mophead"" ones and "Lacecap" ones....
Oakleaf - quercifolia
the small olive trees in progress of developing fruits...
...and with some more sun (we had enough of rain so far!!!)
and a bit of luck
we might have a wonderful great olive harvesting this year...
....my antique, late 19th century (ca. 1880) Italian storage jars
Ready for the necessary treatment and preservation.
Uncured, olives are extremely bitter and sour tasting, not pleasant at all.
The whole process will take some time before the olives are eatable
(more about it in Autumn)
I would also like to bring the olives to a mill nearby us
to have my own olive oil,
filled in one or two of old wine bottles.
might you - for 1 liter of oil we need 5 to 10 Kilogram of olives!!!
I'm probably too optimistic....
However..we'll see !
...and clouded ones...
...however the weather...
...these Hollyhocks stand tall!
And the sunsets are dramatic and beautiful as ever....
Summer is in sight...
"My short trip to Germany"
My brothers garden,
a kind of an oldfashion Bauerngarten (Farmers garden)
Oh - by the way....
If you would like to enjoy a "flâneuring" through a wonderful English "Spring garden",
please visit the blog Jaqueline@Home
A garden created with care, passion and love for the nature
and - without any doubts - well maintained!
Like to close this post with Debussy's
"Clair de Lune"