This is turning out to be the best summer in this corner of the realm since I think 1995. Not in the league of 1975 or 1976 but still spiffing weather. Long sultry summer evenings invite you to enjoy your garden and not just work in it.
It isn't only flowers and shrubs that look better in the sun, even boring old vegetables look quite nice and more appetising when smothered in the golden glow of summer warmth. Tonight's big decision was to decide whether to consume peas, courgettes or calabrese. Calabrese won.