I should apologise for my prolonged absence: life, or rather a series of RHS flower shows, got a little in the way of blogging for a while. And I’ve sold my house, so I’m a bit preoccupied by my state of flat-out panic about our imminent homelessness. Of which more later.

But for now I’m sitting in the press tent at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show and this is the view from my window. I’m not entirely sure life gets much better than this: so I resolve to turn my mind away from estate agents for a day or two and just enjoy. See you later!