It’s so easy in the winter to just forget the garden.  Shut away behind those velvet drapes – in the days when I used to work away from home, I used to leave on Monday and wonder when I got home late on a winter’s Friday, whether my garden would still be there, I wouldn’t see it from on Saturday to the next!  That is when the plan to use every hour possible in my garden was formulated.

The garden had a battered old shed in one corner, funnily enough the sunniest and hottest on a good day.  No obvious reason why the shed was put there, a greenhouse would have been more easily explained.  Anyway, the shed has gone, a dozen or so new patio slabs laid down and space is made available for my summer furniture – a new set for next year.  I can’t wait.  So where are the outlets to help me in my quest!