April is the month when things in the garden really begin to grow. In February and March there seemed to be plenty of time: in April as the ground warms up, the garden comes along in a rush. So it is time to catch up with your jobs.

A quiz to test your knowledge of French culture and identity. The questions are based on the information provided in the Livret de Citoyen which is the document you will be tested on if you are interviewed when applying for French nationality.

At this time of year the P-O transforms into a kaleidoscope of wildflowers. Lesley McLaren takes us through a few of the more common ones to be found in the verges, hedgerows and rocky slopes of the Albères and Vallespir.

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