Another busy week for our beautiful plants

Spent 4 days this week at the equivalent of a country show here in our lovely Aude. 4 days work and not a lot of cash to show for it. However it was worth it’s weight in gold for all the contacts we made and all the fantastic colleagues we worked with. Had a lot of support from our friends as well, so all in all a very positive experience. Bit knackered though!

Now the weather has turned total summer and we are boiling throughout the day. Working very early morning and late at night.

Lots of storms around but sadly no water falling out of the sky. Basil, coriander thyme, rosemary, lovage, sorrel, verbena, geraniums, lobelia, antirrhynums, sage, parsley, sarriette, mint mint and mint and lots of others all doing ok.

All the plants are in the garden now so it is easier to distribute 300 litres of water every evening in the same general area!

Looking forward to the rest of June and maybe a little slow down in July. Tour de France starts  soon, so I for one will be glued to French TV during the mountain stages! Vive le Tour

What a week

Our little paradise turned a little sour this week when our Anglo Gasconne  dog ‘Trinity’ got herself gored by a wild boar for a second time this month. She is fine. The sanglier population is very high this year. See at least two early Saturday morning on the way to the organic market in Narbonne. Had to take her to vet Monday. Then weather has turned very mountainous. High winds (100km gusts) and horizontal rain. Visibility low.  Our organic aromatics don’t know if they are coming or going. Catch up planned for the next two days though for the moment growth is at a standstill!

 

Our little paradise

The Domaine de Montrouch is situated in the high Corbieres hills in the Aude. We are at an altitude of 400 metres looking towards the Pyrenees and the castle of Queribus. It is a glorious spring morning as I write, birds are singing and the plants are zinging.

A perfect day to care for, plant and re-pot our organic herbs, not to mention the copious watering!