Oh how the seasons are whizzing by. It seems no time at all since we were celebrating the end of a fairly standard winter – I don’t recall anything too brain stressing about the cold and wet December to March – except it was just that, cold and wet.
The spring was very variable – one day quite hot and promising to be followed by more rain and very cold frosts even after Easter. Lots of the gardeners amongst us were tricked into putting out early tenderlings, only to have our hopes for colour and form in the borders totally dashed! The summer has been even more unbelievable – June was cold, early July was boiling hot – so much so that it affected the players at Wimbledon. Then back to cold and unseasonable storms. Very complicated for anyone thinking of presents to the home and garden when the weather presents such challenges!