This summer I am on gardening leave. As I was resigning, there was talk of a ‘hot summer’, so I thought I might actually get a serious amount done in the garden (and it does need it). Instead, a patio languishes half-done, with no progress for more than three weeks. And, even attempts to do jobs that require less continuous good weather get rained off. I am writing this after being chased in from removing some remaining ground elder from the front garden. I sat out the first three heavy showers in an hour, but the fourth looks set-in, so I abandoned.
So, grand hopes of level of progress in the time off are getting scaled back hugely! But, I’m still enjoying the opportunity of a few months to do my own thing, so I guess I shouldn’t feel too bad about it.