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…
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.
Casa Debbio roundup
It is time to go home to Australia and leave my garden at Casa Debbio behind. We have done a lot of work to create a new garden on the … Read the full article
A Casa Debbio moon
We arrived back from Spain in time to see this glorious moon from Casa Debbio. Fireflies appeared at about the same time as the moon and filled the garden with … Read the full article
Casa Debbio garden update
We have done lots of work in the garden at Casa Debbio. Some trees were cut down last autumn and it was all looking a bit bare, so we are … Read the full article
Charcoal burning at Casa Debbio
After WWII there was very little money to be had by Italians living in the mountains of the Garfagnana. Woodcutters had no customers so some of them turned to charcoal … Read the full article