September to December

This period is sometimes the most beautiful time of year in the Hèrault, indeed anywhere in the South of France.

The vineyards all around are changing colour and the first rains (when they arrive) will bring back an autumn rush of verdant foliage and re flowering of much in the garden.

Roses, salvias (if trimmed back), vebena boriansis all take off again for any few weeks.

Grasses remain dry and wistful in the autumn winds and once the lavender and rosemary bushes are cut back , the neat tight balls all start to replenish themselves. By November and December everything becomes more sculptural and shapely - ready to withstand the winter.

Much in the garden is cut back early in September before the rains and storms descend. This really helps the plants and the soil take up the water they can when it comes. Regrowth can be phenominal in a short space of time, and an autumn flowering right through to Christmas is not uncommen for the roses and hardy salvias.



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'Fête des Plantes et du Massif'
Abbaye de Fontfroide
Narbonne 11100
sam. 05/dim. 06 mai
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'Fête des Fleurs & des produits du terroir'
parc Beaulieu
Riorges 42153
sam. 19/dim. 20 mai
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'Journées des plantes'
Jardins d'Albertas
Bouc-Bel-Air 13320
ven. 25/dim. 27 mai
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'23eme Fête des Plantes'
Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette
La Chazotte - Borne 43350
sam. 02/dim. 03 juin
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'Fête des Plantes méditerranéennes'
Domaine du Rayol - Gondwana
Rayol Canadel sur Mer 83820
sam. 06/dim. 07 octobre
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'Plantes et Jardins en Pays de Savoie'
Journees des plantes au Lac d'Aiguebelette
Saint-Alban-de-Montbel 73610
sam. 13/dim. 14 octobre
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