Summer days are here again - sipping G&T on the terrace, lounging in our pools and holidays in the Algarve!? You must be kidding, for Head Gardeners Lucy and Saul it's full-on gardening, as our plots and patches reach the zenith of there horticultural output. This is the season when we really see the results of all those labours over the previous 6 months - colour, texture, scent and flavour all reach their crescendo as the garden provides us with the visual and edible treats that we work so hard for. Enjoy theses long days and wallow in the best gardening has to offer.
With 70mm of rain in two hours, Saul's description of subsequent flooding in Devon reminds us that, ultimately, the weather dictates all in the garden. With rivers looking like 'Willy Wonka's chocolate factory' has Stonelands escaped unscathed? Lucy hasn't been relying on the weather to give her a dramatic few days, but her week's events remind us that aspects of working life have the ability to swell, peak and wane, and riding those waves can be a good test of our resilience. Step forward, then, with silver linings and multiple packets of custard creams!
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/)