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Wales was beautiful as always, damp and green with lovely autumn leaves turning deep orange and red. Gardens with grassy paths and a cold grey lake surrounded by marshy land, mud and cranberry plants.

Le Pays de Galles était toujours beau, humide et vert avec des belles feuilles d’automne qui tournent en orange et rouge foncé. Des jardins avec leurs allées herbeuses et un lac froid et gris entouré de marécage, de boue et de canneberges.

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A carefully tended vegetable garden / un potager bien entretenu Welsh lake and moorland
Un lac gallois entouré de lande

As soon as we arrived home in Gabian we were eager to see how the garden was. Our neighbour would have watered if needed, but he didn’t have to. We were pleased to find tomatoes still ripening, as well as peppers, courgettes, and one aubergine.

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Peppers still growing and flowering / les poivrons poussent et fleurissent encore Rainbow chard just beating the snails
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Leeks planted in August – nearly ready to eat / des poireaux plantés en août Leeks planted by Kate at end of September – doing well, thanks Kate! / des poireaux plantés au fin de septembre

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and a basket of tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and an aubergine

et un panier de tomates, poivrons, courgettes et une aubergine

We’ve a busy weekend ahead, sowing garlic, broad beans and peas … more on these later.

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