Giverny: Monet’s incomparable garden

We are at the apogee of the gardening season.  The oriental poppies and irises have stormed the classic flower borders.  June is it for blowsy blooms, zinging pinks and a heightening of the colour palette.  It is good moment to share this trip I made to Giverny, Claude Monet’s garden.   

If you don’t get to know a plant properly, it will trip you up.

I know this as I have just fallen flat on my face over peonies.  Lovely covetable peonies  with their bally flowers, huge and fluffy and oh-so Sarah Bernhardt gorgeous.  But with  a string in their tail:   bad late season leaves that cannot be cut down until the frosts are about to arrive.  And the…