Posted: 15/07/2013 at 16:23
Dug a big hole for arbour clematis this morning. Had to water it again. Was at end of flower bed so top was OK but 6ins down was thick yellow clay, removed some of it and replaced with compost, earth and rotted manure. Hope clematis is happy.
We went to a food festival, partly in aid of retired police horses (English horses retired in France), this afternoon. We hadn't had lunch, but there was a good stall selling curries and Indian food so I had a mild curry and OH had samosas and chicken tandoori wrap with salad. It was held in the garden of a friend who has a big old manor house by a river near Brantome. We sat by the river under a huge tree. It was so hot in the sun, but was lovely where we sat. There were mixed stalls, selling wines, cakes, melons, local specialities etc. French and English and French chefs doing cookery demonstrations under a big marquee.