Winterising your swimming pool properly is likely to make it easier to open, protect from frost damage and prevent green water.
There are still some harvests to gather in the garden – the last few marrows and gourds need to be picked before the frosts, and the rows of parsnips are now demanding to be harvested to provide winter delights such as parsnip chips and curried parsnip soup, which are practically unknown to the French.
They disappear like ‘gateaux chauds’ 🙂 so if you still haven’t managed to bag yourself a copy of the latest P-O Life, you should be able to find one in the following places.
If, like us, you have access to an irrigation canal, water supply is simple during the summer months: you water or irrigate at the set times as laid down by your Mairie.
The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.
It can come as quite a surprise just how much water is lost from a swimming pool via evaporation, due to heat, humidity and wind.
In June you should be planting seeds for the coming year in both the potager and the flower garden
Special promotion on this easy-to-install heat pump from Astral, compatible with most installations.
According to the ‘code forestier’ and ‘arrêté prefectoral’ of 18/13/2004, if you are the owner of land which is less than 200 metres from woodland, brush land or moors, it is your legal responsibility to limit fire risk by clearing and cutting back all undergrowth within 50 metres of your property.
May is the time when results really begin to show. The pleasure of being in a well-stocked, colourful and fragrant garden is really apparent, and if the weather is warm enough even swimming may be possible for those of us who are hardy enough, although the water will still be about 20 deg.C.