This is definitely the time of year to be enjoying the fruits of our gardening labours. We have to watch out for bugs and diseases that can really kill off some of our favourites. Blackspot on roses for example – has to be controlled with a special spray because just taking off the affected leaves eventually strips it and the bush fails to thrive as the photosynthesis can’t get working – bushes need leaves and greenery to self help. I was sitting indoors behind a flapping curtain when I really wished I’d gone out and bought a decent little patio set. I’m not sure why I haven’t got round to this – in fact I’ve had a patio for some years but never really progressed beyond the small metal framed fold up chair that comes out of hiding only on the hottest, sunniest day of the year! Knowing how we need sunlight to help our skin and bones and all the vitamin help we can get in aging, I’m really daft not organising this small matter. I really fancy a small metal set that I saw in the tea rooms of a local garden centre – it was most effectively put to use for lunch customers and the neat design really caught my eye. Pretty little chairs with bright cushions on – not only for decoration but possibly to make you even more comfortable whilst you while away an hour or two deciding on new plants for next year’s extravaganza!