Springtime at Lagland 18th March

Its mid March already and the lawn has had it’s first cut.
We have planted 2 truffle oaks which will provide truffles in about 8 years time. I am putting in some peach trees this afternoon. Its gloriously hot, the birds are full of song and starting to nest.

The flowers out in the garden and meadow include :-

Cowslips, lungwort, wood anemones, daffodils, violets white and purple and plum blossom.

In the vege patch the broadbeans are up and the garlic, shallots and onions are shooting. I’ve just planted some early potatoes and sown some radish, parsley and coriander.

José has prepared the ground ready for the tomatoes, courgettes, carrots and aubergines etc. I only hope we can keep on top of the weeds this year.
We’ve been eating some wonderful dandelion salad everyday for 3 weeks. I marinade it for a few hours in a vinegar dressing made with a little walnut oil and mustard. With the warmer weather we are hoping to find some morilles and mousseron mushrooms on the woodland edges.

In the local village of La Rochebeaucourt the floats are being prepared for the Easter fete (125th year). Thousands of paper flowers made and then glued on to wire structures which turn into wonderful cartoon characters or animals

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