The first guests of the season have arrived at the gîte; so the priority is on looking after them, cleaning the place up, then preparing it for the next group.
But the garden is going great guns, and the cold Spring and recent warm weather have resulted in a riot of colour as the daffs, tulips, anemones de Caen and other Spring flowers are all out at the same time.
On the shrubby side of things, Forsythia, Mahonia, Peach and Rosemary are out in flower. The Rosemary not only attracts the bees, but I can never smell it without thinking about what it adds to garlic and lamb.
And last but not least, where would we be without Pansies adding their cheer to the mix?