It’s a grey and chilly Saturday in south-east England. The thermometer tells me it’s a measly 6C, although my creaky knees make me think it’s about -9C. Here at the Bloom Carousel, I am longing for summer, having felt like a small child on an endless car journey for the last 4 months. However, despite the cold, this morning I have been out in the garden, putting plans into action to make my summer dreams come true. A cornucopia of crazy Craspedia, amiable Ammi, earnest Eryngiums and euphoric Eucalyptus await me in my garden with just a little time, patience and some help from a kindly Mother Nature.