Last weekend we went to the Festival des Roses at the small and very picturesque village of Chedigny. This was it’s fifth year and had extended to include the close -by village of St. Quentin-Sur-Indrois which straddles the main route D31 . At St.Quentin there was a Foire aux oisons – though I couldn’t spot [...]
The next major project is to renovate our grapevines that have been sorely neglected having been swamped by rampent raspberries which have been doing excessively well. The picture shows one of the vines quite clearly the rest being lost in amongst raspberry canes. There are six vines : two muscat d’alexandre (white grape), two chasselas doré [...]
Glorious sunshine this week and there aren’t enough hours in the day. I’ve lost some plants to last week’s cold spell and morning frosts. I’ve been given some sweet pepper plants and have bought some more cucumber plants, just remains for me to get some more aubergines and courgettes. My tomarto and basil plants are [...]
Our vegetable garden is big by anybody’s standard and up to now the only feed it gets has been over winter or at the start of planting when a good dollop of manure has been added. Even then its not been possible to get enough for the whole potager. So last year I started to [...]
It’s funny how when you’re growing your supply of vegetables and fruit for the year the weather takes on a whole new meaning. The recent hot spell with lots of lovely sunshine was great but I started to worry about my poor plants dying of thirst, and even considered watering my flower beds which I [...]
As requested a picture of our garden shed with tools and bits for the potager. Very neat at the moment, I even cleaned and oiled all the tools so was feeling very smug!
The completed potato bed – seven kilos in all. I did a little to help but Colin did most of the work, so [...]