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Our garden at Casa Debbio

Leaving the garden at Casa Debbio is not easy. After months of watching it grow I have to leave it behind in the capable hands of Filippo…

Time to go home

It is time to leave Italy and resume my Brisbane life. I will miss Casa Debbio and our little apartment in Ponte a Serraglio….

A slow spring at Casa Debbio

Finally I can show you some progress at Casa Debbio. Spring has really dragged its feet this year and our garden has taken ages to grow. Now that the weather has warmed up things are turning green and growing before our eyes…

On the way to Casa Debbio

The weather was a little better today so I headed up the mountain to Vergemoli and Casa Debbio. The rain and snow have left their mark and the views from the winding road are spectacular…

Return to Italy

Next week I will be heading back to Italy. I am hoping for some delicious winter weather, maybe some snow…

A new year begins

2018 is here. It is fun to look back to the previous year to remember what happened. We went to several new places and revisited favourites….

Pruning lavender

One of the jobs I needed to do while in Italy this visit was to prune the lavender in our garden at Casa Debbio. We have about 300 plants now and they all grew well this summer…

Autumn garden at Casa Debbio

I arrived at Casa Debbio on a dreary, wet afternoon. The lavender plants were drooping under the weight of rain drops. The perfume was divine as the wet leaves brushed my legs as I walked along the paths…

Casa Debbio update 2017

Our garden at Casa Debbio has come ahead in leaps and bounds this year. Our 300 lavender plants are thriving and the peonies were spectacular. We love our new pergola…