93. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bonjour mon petite chou fleurs! Je suis back from Francais et ready to share! Ok, ok, enough of my stupidity... This week's photos were taken at the weekend, on a tour of Rosie (offa Eco Gite Lenault). Regular joiner-inners will know Rosie well, her poly-tunnel and endless levels of gardening energy and I was VERY excited to be finally meeting her and poking my nose around her garden (not a euphemism, obvs). 

Before we went up to see the poly-tunnel  Rosie let the children help feed the animals and stroke a chicken or two...

Rosie & Oscar

Rosie & Oscar

Rosie helps the children stroke a chicken

Rosie helps the children stroke a chicken

*Cute alert, Cute alert, Incoming Piglets*

Ginger & Toggle, piglets at Eco Gite Lenault

Ginger & Toggle, piglets at Eco Gite Lenault

And here's their daddy, Boris Johnson. This photo doesn't do justice to his size, Rosie thinks he must weigh about 130kgs. What a character!

Boris Johnson aka big pappa pig

Boris Johnson aka big pappa pig

Next stop, feeding the three lady pigs, two of which I believe are Coco Channel, Angela Rampling, the name of the third escapes me but I'm Rosie will remind me *smiles sweetly at Rosie*

And then up to the poly-tunnel! Rosie explained about her current mice woes, the blighters are eating everything she plants in there at the moment. Not for long though as she has a rather ingenious plan to scupper them in the form of a fridge - I'll leave you to read how she's combatting the mice here, super-sneaky it is!

Rosie heads to the poly-tunnel

Rosie heads to the poly-tunnel

The poly-tunnel at eco gite Lenault

The poly-tunnel at eco gite Lenault

Turns out our Rosie is a seed squirreller and I'm not talking about a packet or two, oh no...

Packets of seeds

Packets of seeds

Rosie with some more of her seeds

Rosie with some more of her seeds

Yup, more seeds

Yup, more seeds

Talking of seeds - keep an eye out for the Show me the Colour Seed Swap email, letting you know who you'll be posting seeds to (and receiving seeds from!) If you haven't signed up yet, there's a couple of days left to do so:

Inside the poly-tunnel

Inside the poly-tunnel

It was lovely to see everything, especially the rhubarb (my fave!) poking up through the ground. Rosie garden is a lot bigger than I imagined, as is the poly-tunnel and it was SO nice to meet her in 'real life'! I wonder which of your garden I'll be infiltrating next? *cackles manically*

During this morning stroll we witnessed sunshine, rain and snow - quite the mixed bag of weather - luckily this was waiting for me back in the gite...

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Thanks to everyone who joined in last week, some faves included: A community garden shared by Catherine, garden fairies shared by Helen, Winter colour in the garden shared by Sam, a secret garden full of atmosphere from Katie and the lovely Hellebores shared by Clare.

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