What with the weather having been indifferent, going to Scotland and Bexhill, the garden has been sadly neglected of late. It started out as a dull day, just the sort of weather I like for gardening but before too long it turned into a scorcher so I was soon rather hot and sticky. Still, I managed to clear the bed I had set out to do, cutting back and ripping out all Vipers Bugloss which has now past its best. The roses needed deadheading and so did the Hidcote Lavenders. I finished off by trimming the edge and then went on to start on the central beds but it really was too hot. After a read of the Economist and several glasses of I felt suitably refreshed so I tidied the area at the top of the steps. All in all, a good day’s work.