A lunar calendar to improve my gardening skills

Does the lunar calendar work for planting fruit, vegetables, flowers, for sowing seeds, or for simply gardening? What is the Calendrier Lunaire? Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake.

Find out all about Pineau des Charentes

Growing bulbs-flowery pots-tray Like each year, on the first Sunday of April, the Vide Jardin is on in Trévérien.

A Vide-jardin is a car boot sale (a plant sale, really) where you can buy plants/shrubs/flowers and gardening tools. It is not very common in France but this one in Brittany has been organised each year for about 8 or 9 years. It is very successful and attracts a lot of people.

You can get some real bargains there – a lot cheaper than at the garden centres for sure!

It starts from 10 am and is on all day.

Admission is free.

Trévérien is in Brittany near Evran, and 20 minutes from Dinan.

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