Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hall marks of a good summer (lets hope for a little rain though!). The Summer of 2022 is eagerly awaited by all the keen gardens up and down the UK as herbaceous borders, roses, veg gardens and meadows are awash with new plantings, flower and a general sense of abundance that only Summer can bring. Whereas Spring is a steady ramping of growth the Summer is a time for 'peak plant' followed by the mellow and relaxed waning into Autumn - so slap on that sun scream, stick on your favourite summer hat and get out and enjoy all the hard work you've undertaken in your garden!
With Lucy's family visiting from Down Under, Saul takes a solo look at his Exotic back garden, focussing on some of his plant passions and those plants he believes need a wider recognition in our Botanical lexicon as gardeners. Brugmansia, Gingers, Bannanas and his recent interest in Proteaceae all feature, as he tries to keep his thoughts on a small section of his plant collection to half an hour. So enjoy an episode of big leaves, fancy flowers and dreams of more tropical climes.
Intro and Outro music from https://filmmusic.io
"Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)