Spring has been wet and cooler than usual. The garden at Casa Debbio seems to like this. It is thriving. The roses have appeared, new peonies appear every week…we have 35 peony plants and they seem to bloom at different times, which is great.
Tomatoes are growing.
There are some gooseberries on the bush.
The lavender is growing like mad. The first plants are now 4 years old, the next row are having their third summer and the plants on the lower terrace are turning 2. They are all looking great and they smell divine even though the flowers aren’t open yet.
Our pergola is finished and the terracotta table is in place.
I am hoping wisteria and Banksia roses will cover the pergola in the next couple of years to provide shade.
The bench has found a home at the side of the house.
The pergola we had built last autumn is starting to attract wisteria and roses from above.
Our chestnut trees are in blossom.
The path on the terrace is starting to look good. The plants are growing and by next summer will be looking the way I want them to.
I painted the wall beside the house. It was dull grey before.
The geraniums got severely knocked around by the constant rain, but they will bounce back soon.
I am delighted with the progress at Casa Debbio this year. Filippo has done a wonderful job helping us in the garden. He also helped Vittorio build the pergola and we love it.
This morning we almost disappeared in the mist.
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