Posted: 19/04/2017 at 19:29
Evening all. Been out all day to Noirmoutier which is an island off the Vendée coast. We've explored villages and a market and had a lovely lunch of moules frites (steak for Possum) and then explored some more and strolled on a couple of beaches. Came home via the causeway as it was low tide. Loads of people hand foraging for oysters and clams and some professionals out with tractors tending their oyster and mussel beds.
Rapturous welcome home from two dogs and Minstrel. Cosmos eventually strolled downstairs and flopped in a sunny spot on the step.
Lots of sunshine and fresh sea breezes all day so feeling very sleepy now. 1C this morning when OH got up to walk the dogs. No sign of frost tho. Same again tonight apparently.
Yesterday afternoon I went to weed a small bed to plant some irises but found it riddled with couch grass. We missed this buried in the solid clay under the weed fabric when we cleaned up the bed and dumped a very thick layer of MPC all over it last autumn. Fortunately this made it easy to remove but I now need to leave it clear to see what I've missed. That means I need to go and buy more compost tomorrow so I can pot on the irises which really need some root space now.
I hope you're all enjoying these longer evenings, despite the cold.