Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Early Spring

The weather in Burgundy has been glorious for the past few weeks. So far April has been 3ºC above average and devoid of rainfall. As a result the vines have burst into life three weeks earlier than normal which should mean an early harvest if they aren’t checked by frost. Interestingly the consensus of local traditional wisdom (based on the lunar cycle and flowering dates of various plants) forecasts a late harvest (in October) and a frost on the 2nd of May. Thought I’d put that in writing now just in case!

The photo shows an apple tree I planted last year in full flower on the 14th of April.


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