Posted: 05/08/2017 at 10:15
Good morning everyone. Dull and grey here and not good for holiday makers. Lots leaving early yesterday. We actually got rained on but while we were out and not at home unfortunately. Went to the shell museum - crammed full of shells of all shapes, sizes and colours - far too many in fact. They need to do some serious editing but can't fault the staff for enthusiasm..
Then on to the Potager Extraordinaire which is an organic garden growing mainly curcubits and tomatoes in many shapes, sizes and colours but also bananas, peanuts, sweet potatoes, quinoa and more usual stuff like brassicas, beans, leeks and lettuces. They grow bidens and tithonia in amongst their tomatoes to attract good guys and fend off baddies. Very pretty.
They had a polytunnel of strange gourds including "Caveman's club - improved"!
I went to see how they do it all in this drought. They cheat - seep hoses hiding under tons of organic matter and manure.
DL - hope Mrs is doing better. That floor you want to eat Belgian casserole off was the day before the removal men arrived with their botts and the furniture. It would have to be boeuf bourgignon or coq au vin now as we're in the Vendée.
FG - careful of your back with all those slabs. OH is picking plus today. Hasn't spotted my improvements in the potager. I'm waiting for ructions.
Have a good day everyone and please feel free to send spare rain my way.