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2 May 2019

The weather improves and spring is now well established in our part of Normandy.  Our favourite copper beech is now in leaf and reminds us of a flamenco dancer!

Exactly why it has grown as it has, we have no idea, but its unusual shape certainly adds a dash of colour to...

1 Mar 2019

We are lucky to have several magnolias within our grounds at La Herpiniere but not all flower at the same time. Last year, the so called, "Beast from the East", killed the flowers on our magnificent magnolia before they had the chance to open.

Well, as you can see, the...

21 May 2018

After a seemingly endless winter, our garden is now basking in glorious sunshine and Mother Nature has finally shaken off her overcoat!  

Clear skies and warming days are opening the flowers and ripening the fruits around our garden.

We lost some apple trees during the w...

6 Jul 2017

Summer has been with us for a few weeks now and nature has provided her bounty for Debbie to work her magic and produce outstanding home made jam!  An abundance of blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries, tayberries, cherries and strawberries have crammed...

14 Feb 2017

Changes of the seasons and of the year have heralded some stunning sights at La Herpiniere.  As you would probably expect, it has been chilly with night frosts but gorgeousl sparkling days, thoroughly enjoyed by the guests who have stayed with us over the season. We've...

10 Jul 2016

Summer is here and with it the Grand Depart of the Tour de France at nearby Le Mont St Michel.  It was too good an opportunity to miss and we went to nearby La Chapelle-Uree to watch Stage 3 of the race from Granville to Angers.  It was an incredible atmosphere and  a...

25 Mar 2016