About the lucky gardener.

I have spent a long time travelling and have started gardens on the tiniest window ledges and the most unpromising balconies, but I always wanted a real garden of my own. Having finally stopped travelling and taken root in France, my garden has become my passion. I have had Multiple Sclerosis for a few years  now and the compensation for less energy has finally been having more time to enjoy my garden. I started this blog as a way to share the extraordinary delight I take in the plants and wildlife that make up my garden with others and to give me a way back into the garden every day.


And I have identified 350 species of moths in this garden!


22 thoughts on “About the lucky gardener.

  1. Cathy says:

    Hi Cathy – I started following you a while ago, but have had a rather indifferent blogging year, so finally refocused on the fact that you are also gardening in France! Great, want to ‘meet’ more France-based garden bloggers. Back soon – meanwhile have a great new year!

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  2. angloswiss says:

    Hi Cathy and thanks for your comment on my blog. We are almost neighbours from the Swiss side of the Jura. I live on the other side, The seventh chain being in my back garden in Solothurn, Switzerland. I have just had my little garden remodeled with two raised beds as bending down is no longer my thing. Nice to meet you


    • cathysrealcountrygardencom says:

      We are close. I can see the Swiss border from my slice of France and walk over it through the woods on good days. Maybe well meet one day! I hope you continue to feel better. MS is so wierd how it comes and goes, but I try to be positive too and concentrate on the bits when it goes!


  3. artandkitchen says:

    Hi Cathy! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog, we are neighbours as well! I’m living near Basel!
    We love our garden well and our hobby is beekiping and cooking! We have many kind of fruits in our garden and I really love to prepare homemade food with them.

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  4. thegardenbubbleblog says:

    We have family in the French Jura – and recently posted about a swallowtail butterfly we hatched there (we hatch butterflies in our garden in Sweden, but in the gardens of our family Switzerland and France the swallowtails are more common, and they’re so beautiful). Gardening with insects at the forefront is our passion as well! We’re close to recording 200 species of moths in our garden now. Thank god for other nerds in the world!

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