The rain came

We could see the rain coming across the mountains towards Vergemoli and Casa Debbio…

Pre spring report from Casa Debbio

It is almost spring here in Italy. There are lots of signs at Casa Debbio that it is not far off. Daffodils are popping up everywhere…

Goodbye 2016

We have lost too many people this year. We may not have known some of them personally, it seemed that some of them had been part of our lives for a long time. If nothing else it tells us we have to live while we can and make the most of every day.

Pruning the lavender

I have been busy pruning my lavender plants at Casa Debbio. We have nearly 200 plants as well as rosemary, roses, wisteria and other things that need a trim.

Through the mist

I drove through thick fog on my way up to Cass Debbio. As I got higher the mist cleared to reveal our beautiful mountains…

2015 at Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio has had a busy year. We have seen snow, rain, the hottest summer for more than 100 years, storms and rainbows. The garden is progressing well and I can’t wait to get back in the new year to start again.