What a difference a year makes

Our friends Debra and Jim own this beautiful house in Italy. It is available for rent if you are looking for somewhere peaceful in Tuscany to spend some time.

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

Last year at Casa Debbio we decided to plant a new garden on the terrace below the house. We had some pine trees removed, which has allowed a walnut tree and a fig tree to get more light and space, and gave us a new area to plant.

Casa Debbio

This is what the new terrace looked like at the end of spring last year.

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Here is what it looked like at the end of spring this year.

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

We are absolutely delighted with the results. Weeks of rain may have ruined the roses and geraniums, but it certainly made everything grow. Last spring was quite dry and I spent hours every other day watering the new plants. This year I didn’t have to do it at all.

The garden behind the house is growing well too, the peonies and hydrangeas have done very well.

Casa Debbio

Watching the garden for a whole year is amazing.

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4 Responses to What a difference a year makes

  1. Graham & Heather Campbell says:

    Hi J & K
    your friends Debra & Jim have done a wonderful job and their house and land looks fantastic. we know they were so helpful to you two with many aspects of your dream Italian holiday.
    hope all the plans are going well.
    Love,
    Graham & Heather

  2. Peter & Janet Jackson says:

    Looks beautiful. Happy memories Jim and Kerry. We are heading off 21 August to Cortona in Tuscany and will be sure to sample a good red and think of you. Ciao.

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