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Sweet Peas...
Sweet Peas

  Sweet Peas ( Lathyrus Odoratus) by Le Jardin Perdu. French name: Pois de Senteur Sweet Peas have got to be one of my favourite flowers to grow. They are easy and reward you in...  ...read more
Time for the borage...
Time for the borage

  It's Pimms o'clock, time for the borage ( Borago Officinalis) by Le Jardin Perdu.   French name: Bourrache A couple of years ago some friends of ours gave me a few...  ...read more
Calendula Officinalis...
Calendula Officinalis

  Calendula Officinalis "Indian Prince" by Le Jardin Perdu. French name: Le souci officinal Calendulas, or pot marigolds, are one of the most versatile, useful plants to...  ...read more
Companion plants for...
Companion plants for your vegetable garden

  Companion plants for your vegetable garden by le Jardin Perdu. Companion plants not only add a zing of colour to your vegetable patch, they also help to improve its overall...  ...read more
Camberwell Beauty...
Camberwell Beauty

Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis Antiopa) by Le Jardin Perdu A couple of weeks ago, whilst out walking near our home in La Corrèze, France we spotted this Camberwell Beauty. I have...  ...read more
Ladys smock or cuckoo...
Ladys smock or cuckoo flower

  Lady's smock or cuckoo flower (Cardamine Pratensis)  by Le Jardin Perdu French name - Cardamine des près Yesterday we heard the cuckoo for the first time this spring...  ...read more
Best host plants for...
Best host plants for caterpillars

  Best host plants for caterpillars by Le Jardin Perdu. As temperatures start to rise, the life cycle of butterflies commences once more; eggs are laid, caterpillars emerge, food...  ...read more
Red Dead Nettle...
Red Dead Nettle

  Red dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) by Le Jardin Perdu. Flowering from early spring, red dead-nettle is one of the first wildflowers of the year to appear. Packed full of both...  ...read more
Best plants to attract...
Best plants to attract moths into the garden

  Best plants to attract moths into the garden by Le Jardin Perdu. Often overlooked, moths play an important part in the ecosystem. Not only are they pollinators, but also food...  ...read more
Feeding birds in winter...
Feeding birds in winter

  Feeding birds in winter - which foods are best by Le Jardin Perdu. With natural food sources scarce, feeding birds in Winter is important to help them to survive through the frost...  ...read more
How to make perfect leaf...
How to make perfect leaf mould

  How to make perfect leaf mould by Le Jardin Perdu. It’s inevitable, at some point during Autumn you’re going to have to spend time removing leaves from your lawn. When you...  ...read more
How to create a...
How to create a butterfly friendly garden

  How to create a butterfly friendly garden by Le Jardin Perdu. THE KEY TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL BUTTERFLY FRIENDLY GARDEN IS TO CHOOSE PLANTS THAT WILL PROVIDE A SUCCESSION OF...  ...read more
Gunnera Manicata by Le...
Gunnera Manicata by Le Jardin Perdu

Gunnera Manicata  by Le Jardin Perdu FRENCH NAME: GUNNÉRE OR RHUBARBE GÉANTE Back in the UK I could only dream of owning a Gunnera manicata. The sheer size that...  ...read more
Our Top November...
Our Top November Gardening Jobs

Our Top November Gardening Jobs by Le Jardin Perdu   NOVEMBER IN THE GARDEN IS ALL ABOUT PROTECTING, PLANTING AND DODGING THE BAD WEATHER! The 30th October brought the...  ...read more
Gardening Jobs for...
Gardening Jobs for October

  Gardening Jobs for October by Le Jardin Perdu OCTOBER IN THE GARDEN IS ALL ABOUT TIDYING, PREPARING AND ENJOYING THE LAST SPLASHES OF COLOUR BEFORE THE FIRST FROSTS...  ...read more

 

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