Long summer days, high temperatures and maximum sunlight are the hallmarks 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!
Have you ever thought of opening your garden for a charity fundraiser? That's exactly what's been on Lucy's mind for the past few months. But what does it take to get your own personal garden ready for the masses, and are you prepared for what folk might say about it? Thankfully, Lucy lives in a lovely village containing generous folk with a healthy appetite for tea, cake and Granny Ann's scones. If anyone dares to criticise those, they'd better be able to run fast...
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/)