Back to the jungle

BackToJungle_MG_3983In contrast with « le jardin de Saint Simon », « le jardin d’Aurillac » is in poor condition, for lack of proper care. Will it stay like that ?

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The weedkiller spread in the alleys in May had two negative effects : the soil is now impregnated with poisonous substances (or is it ? I don’t know what was used ) and the death of the other plants has made possible for couch grass, the plant bed invader, to proliferate. So now it is couch grass seeds all over the place.

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The ivy did not dry out. Its roots must have grown in between stones instead, weakening the wall and making the plant harder to pull out.

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Who wants to go to this garden and enjoy it ? Certainly not my aunt, 93. She would need short grass, a few flowers and simply feel that the place is welcoming and practical to use at her age.

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Strawberry bed.

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Lawn. Photos September / October 2015, Aurillac, France.

Gardeners are coming next week to carry out minimal maintenance. They will cut the grass and shoots. Will they be asked for a quote to remove the ivy from the wall ? Possibly. Even if my father’s discourse tends to suggest that he still prefers to leave things as they are. We’ll see.

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