In June you should be planting seeds for the coming year in both the potager and the flower garden
The P-O is on red alert for pollen allergy. According to the RNSA (National Aerobiological Surveillance Network), responsible for the analysis of the content of the air, cypress pollen is at a particularly high level in our region as well as the Hérault, Aude, Lozère, Aveyron and Tarn.
P-O Life Mag Summer is out! The paper version disappears like ‘gateaux chauds’ 🙂 so if you still haven’t managed to bag yourself a copy, try one in the following places.
Evaporation or a leaky pool? 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.
The mosquito, (‘little fly’ in Spanish) has been around for more than 30 million years.
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.
Gardening in the Pyrenees Orientales. April is the month when things in the garden really begin to grow so it is time to catch up with your jobs.
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.
Am I an organic gardener? An honest answer is “partly”. I believe in trying to do without chemical aids in the garden and have turned to using natural fertilisers and compost and to employing organic gardening techniques for controlling pests where possible. However, I also use chemical methods where necessary.
These are in fact caterpillar nests, constructed by the pine processionary caterpillar (chenille processionnaire) larva, who live in large ‘tents’ and march out at night in single file (hence the name) to feed on the pine needles.