Dear Members,

The June outing was a great success. 

Brive proved to be a lovely town, with many people planning to visit again in the future. On arrival, the large car park that had been carefully chosen as drop off/pickup place, was occupied by a fun fair. We were taken to another car park, which disorientated us somewhat. The upside was that right beside this park was a large city centre Potager, open to the public. About 15 large potagers filled with lots of varied and very healthy vegetables intermingled with other plants. Every town should have one! 

Le Jardin de Colette. After lunch we proceeded to these gardens that are dedicated to the French writer and were divided in separated areas depicting different stages of her life. Very interesting and we certainly learnt a lot about her love life !!

We have an extra treat in July as well as the garden party. Chris and Steve Mitchell have invited us for a visit to their garden in St. Front de Pradoux on the afternoon of 5th July. Their garden used to be open for the Jardins Ouverts Scheme but sadly their house burnt down a couple of years ago. Things are getting back to normal for them now so please come and support them. Tea, coffee and biscuits and plants; no charge just donations to charity. 

In order to make a day of it we will lunch at Le lavoir , Siorac de Riberac. 

The following week is our  Summer Garden Party at Chez Vignas. Hope to see you all there.

The sun is shining, enjoy your gardens.

Best regards, Cilla Pickett