Oh that lovely sunshine! I wish I were out in it. But no chance of that, as today is all about spreadsheets. The budget for the garden needs to be tightly monitored, so I’m obsessively going through everything yet again with a fine toothcomb. Labour, accommodation, trees, plants, features, biscuits….

There was a bit of a heart-stopping moment yesterday when we almost had to admit defeat in the hunt for Semiaquilegia elcaracata. This is one of my favourite plants of all time, with its dainty nodding heads of pretty pink decorating the woodland so gracefully. There seemed to be not a single supplier with any stock, and then along came The Walled Nursery who saved the day by directing us to Kevock.