I supposed ‘unsettled’ is the best way to describe the weather this year.
The sun comes out, the nightingales, cuckoos and frogs arrive. The wild cherry blossom on the hills gives way to the magic of the young green leaves unfurling, and gardeners (not me!) start their frantic preparations.
And then we get let down – again – by rain, cold or wind. ‘La Main Verte’, the May day coming together of gardeners and producers struggled and nearly was blown away in the cold, windy conditions.
Then things calmed down, temperatures went up and we have had some lovely days and nights. But Météo France warns of yet more unseasonable weather ahead.