Sorry it's been a while since my last post. There are many reasons why I've been a bit remiss. One is that I haven't been gardening - too busy, too cold! Another is that I haven't been garden visiting, for the same reasons! The good news though is that from September I will be semi-retired, of sorts! At the grand old age of 40 I am cutting my teaching down from five days to two. The idea actually is for me to spend more time composing music, my number one passion slightly ahead of gardening. But it also means I'll be able to spend more time in the garden, and I just can't wait. I'll also be able to spend more time reading other blogs, which I just don't get time to do at the moment. And this is all thanks to my wonderful partner, Huw, who is happy to keep bringing in the dough while I pursue my dreams. What a lucky boy I am!