There was more snow than this yesterday, but this is what was left this morning between the vines near the Chateau de Cassan on the way to Roujan. It shouldn’t affect the vines as the spring growth hasn’t started yet. It’s almost unheard of for there to be snow at all here, let alone in March, and it was heavy snow that settled and stayed for more than twenty-four hours. Friends in the village say that it hasn’t snowed properly like this for thirty years. Just when we thought spring was finally arriving, we now have freezing temperatures at night again, sunny days but still only about 3 or 4 degrees above freezing. I don’t know how it’s going to affect the plants in the garden, especially the broad beans which were just starting to recover from the winter.
|vineyards near the Chateau de Cassan …..|
and the view towards the hills, from near the garden.
It is still March, though, and the almond blossom on our neighbour’s tree is coming out, better late than never. I was glad to see that the blossom on our apricot tree hadn’t come out yet – it’s better for it to wait a few more days for warmer weather, I think.