This can be a most exhiliarating time of year – the sun is out from very early in the day to quite late in the evening and we get out in our gardens for a glorious hour of cocktails on the patio – at least that is how I like to think of us dealing with the end of a working day! Most of the time though, the children will be home from studies, perhaps well trained enough to go straight to their homework – Mum generally has the shopping to put away and the meal to organise. Then it’s tv or just scrolling the phone on social media. This is such a pity – we have gardens for relaxation and if they’re used properly, can bring the family together really effectively. Get some beautiful patio furniture organised and maybe have the neighbours or pals round for an impromptu supper – start using this fantastic free space for even better social interaction!