Lots has been happening at Casa Debbio since I returned in March. The weather has been much better than last year meaning we have been able to do much more work in the garden.
I have had delightful Filippo from Vergemoli helping me to plant things and to thin out some of the acacia trees that threaten to take over our terraces. We have uncovered cherry trees, fig trees, wild rhododendons and gained space to plant more beautiful things.
Meet Filippo. He looked after the garden for me last year when I wasn’t around in the summer. Since we have been working together this year, little tales are coming out…he told me that we got 2 raspberries last year, he ate one, but he is not sure who got the other one.
Here he is with Rocco, who has been clearing some rocks and building rubbish from below the house.
Those logs are the old chestnut beams from the original house. We will find a place for them somewhere, I can’t throw them away.
Here are some photos of our changing garden.
…and here are some of our recent views.
This week we will be planting tomatoes, basil and other herbs, and the geraniums will be going into pots for the summer.