Great is the art of beginning but greater is the art of ending – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Many people endeavour to take up gardening each spring, full of enthusiasm and promise of time allotted for this new hobby. But for so many different reasons, after a short number of weeks, the initial excitement dwindles as the evenings get longer and there are so many other ways to spend your time. So, very well done to all who have stuck with the cutting garden project and I am sure your beautiful displays are now repaying you threefold. Hard work, patience and all your tender loving care are a small price to pay for a constant supply of flowers to decorate your home throughout the summer. The discovery of gardening through seed sowing is summed up well by Gertrude Jekyll: “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”