- we still have a couple of places available on our gardening course – Aromatics for Languedoc gardens on Wednesday 10th May 2017 (10am to 4pm), this is a course for gardeners and foodies alike. We will consider a range of over forty common and more unusual aromatics (herbs and spices) which we can grow in our gardens. We’ll look at how to identify plants, how to propagate and grow them, how to harvest and use them as well as thinking about how to incorporate aromatics in ornamental gardens and using them as companion plants. The course fee will be 50€ and as usual we will provide teas & coffees and ask you to bring a packed lunch. For more info contact Gill@lapetitepepiniere.com
* Open Jardins/ Gardens Ouvertes is a scheme that was set up in France just a few years ago with the aim of opening gardens to raise monies for charity – rather like the Yellow Book scheme in Britain. They are keen to expand into the Occitanie region and we will be open here on Sunday 21st May 2017, (10 to 18h) as part of the scheme , we shall hope to see some of you. You can see more about the scheme at http://www.opengardens.eu/ , they are keen for more gardens to be involved so if you think you and your garden could be part of this you can contact Catriona McLean <email@example.com> who is the lead Co-ordinator for our region.
* Sunday June 4th 2017 – we shall be holding a day in the garden here as an awareness and fundraising day for Languedoc Solidarité avec le Réfugies (http://languedocsolidarite.com/refugies/), this will partly replace the open weekends that we have held in the past , La Table d’Emilie will be organising the food as always and there will be a range of activities on a garden fete theme …. come and try Sjoelbak, Splat the Rat and many other garden games and fun activities, there will be guided tours of the garden at 11am and 2.30pm, a plant identification quiz, a raffle, a fun dog show (think cutest face etc – for more info here contact firstname.lastname@example.org), at 4pm there will be an auction of art generously donated by local artists …. please put the event in your diaries and we hope to see lots of people for a fun day in support of a very worthy cause.
As ever, for general gardening queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch, enjoy your gardens and we hope to see some of you during 2017.