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Garden digest - August 2018

Tips and tricks for gardeners indoors and out

Douche dehors

A handy accessory for pool owners to consider is this Sunny Style portable shower, available in a range of colours including grey, fuchsia and sky blue.

An 8-litre water tank located at the base of the shower heats the water in only two hours, thanks to the sun’s rays.

Other features include adjustable shower head, a hot/cold water mixer in order to have the desired temperature and a pressure regulator with safety valve. €89 from


Planning your potager

If you have any ground space in your potager amid all the lettuce and tomatoes, late August or September is the time to sow cabbages for next spring.

Garden centres such as Truffaut have countless varieties to choose from. Ask for, or look out for, ‘choux’.


Take a pew

Bedding plants are not the only means of adding a splash of colour to your garden, especially as the French summer makes its transition to early autumn.

Eschew the humdrum of plain wooden seating, and choose instead a coloured ‘banc de jardin’ such as this ‘Philadelphia’ model, which costs just €169 from



Social media app Instagram is a brilliant way to enjoy other people’s gardens in France, with everyone from chateau visitors to chambre d’hôtes owners posting seasonal snaps of their gardens (users can search using the hashtag #jardins). 

We will bring you our pick here every month. First up is this lovely snapshot of summer by user jack_delatour


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