Spring has arrived at the French Farmhouse and suddenly everywhere looks greener. The blossom has been beautiful. First the mirabelle trees burst forth followed by the damsons. There is a slow awakening of the pool area as the winter look begins to fade away and the line of damson trees that define the pool zone from the copse, shine in their spring glory. Of course the cover is still on and there are more than a few leaves waiting to be collected from the top of the cover. It has been suggested that next winter we cover the pool with a fine net to trap the leaves and make the job of opening the pool a bit easier. I am a little previous discussing the pool as there will be quite a few weeks yet before the we roll back the cover.

March has been defined by indoor decorating, making curtains and sewing labels on our linen (thank you Tessa),  ready for the laundry run.  There have been purchases to research and decisions to make as we prepare for our summer season.

As April arrives we turn our attention to the outdoors. The tonduse has already completed several circuits of the lawns as they were ready for cutting at the beginning of March. I have decided to grow some plants from seed this year and I'll let you know how it goes...there is a first time for everything and it could be a marvelous success!

The south side of the farmhouse, March 2017.

The south side of the farmhouse, March 2017.

The east side of the farmhouse, March 2017.

The east side of the farmhouse, March 2017.

Planting the seeds... thanks again Tessa.

Planting the seeds... thanks again Tessa.

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