Country Walk … Part One
On our last full day in Montpellier, I toddled off for a short walk into the fields around the houses where our children live. Garden plants look relatively healthy, although everywhere is very dry. This vine decorating the fencing between us and neighbours is full of colour at this time of year.
Along the road, pavement facing garden entrance bits are full of luscious colour and strange shapes and interesting ‘other’ plants, such as Barbary Figs on Cactuses, and bright yellow Pyracantha [Firethorn] berries.[?]
There’s a tall, delicate pink flower too, which I cannot identify…[help please?]
Past these attractive little garden plots, climbing plants escape over walls, and still look relatively fit and well.
The gardens behind those high walls seem richly populated with shrubs and trees, plenty of food for birds and bees, not to mention hornets and mosquitoes! but as I went on further into wilder paths I noticed how very dry everything was.
Anne, 9th October 2017.