Saturday, February 20, 2021

A (not so) private garden

This private garden is walled off from the street, but it's in full view from the ramparts of the Cité royale in Loches. Whoever owns it did a really nice job. I wouldn't mind a place like this in the middle of the city. I wonder how much it would go for.

Bird's eye view of someone's back yard. Loches, May 2006.

We're expecting a high temperature of 18ºC (64ºF) today. The one thing I want to accomplish outside today is the pruning back of our hydrangeas. They're planted under the deck on either side of the garage door, so when the deck work starts, they'll be vulnerable. Better to have them pruned back than broken. I'm sure the contractor has a way to protect plants while doing the sand-blasting that will be part of the renovation work. We still don't know when he plans to start, but I'm hopeful it will be in the next month or so. I guess it will depend on his other jobs and the weather.


  1. I wonder, too, how much a home like that would cost. Being a city kid at heart, that kind of garden has always been my fantasy, although I always imagined it 40 stories up.

  2. What a lovely garden.... but you would always have to garden "prettily" if you lived there!!

  3. You would have to be on your best behaviour in that garden as there would likely be always somebody noseying from the château! (We had a similar experience when we lived in the village. Going out into the courtyard in my nightwear was not an option!)

  4. Beautiful. That’s the size garden I would like. My big garden is almost more than I can manage.

  5. mitch, wouldn't that be something!

    tim, that's for sure. Always on display.

    jean, where to put the hot tub...

    judy, :)

    bettyann, I'm getting to that point, too. One of the best things I did was to stop trimming the monster hedge myself and hire it out.

  6. I like gardens of all sorts but mine need some herbs and vegetables in them.


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