Spring has com to the olive grove with the new intensely green grass and wild flowers forming a luxurious carpet. Horrifying then to see that in the neighbouring grove the landowner has sprayed herbicide around every tree - presumably to save the effort of mowing. Local people have got together a petition to the Comune against the evil practice. But then I saw a truck rumble past with a Provincia di Perugia badge and a huge tank, happily spraying all the roadside verges. Our road is now a parallel stripe of brown dead vegetation. What hope is there?