GARDENING NOTES FOR JULY  by Gill Storey When fine weather arrives in July, we are out there at 7 in the morning weeding and planting before the temperature rises too much. This is the time for…

This is a steep walk, but the views are stunning, with plenty of wild rosemary, thyme, lavender. In April and May the flowers are fabulous and cover the hills.

A highly fashionable spa town at the start of the XX century, and a typical Catalan village, Vernet is recommended for respiratory and rheumatic disorders due to its sodium sulphur waters flowing down from the very heart of the Canigou mountains. It is also a ‘station verte de vacances’, awarded for its green and natural environment.

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