The sun came out after days of rain but when I went into the garden I had one of those terrifying moments of Gardening Gloom. The sort where you look around and see everything that is flattened by the rain and the plants that need sunshine looking depressed, the weed seeds that have flourished and the grass looking moth eaten. The sun was shining brightly on the Shady Border which is currently awaiting renovation and is therefore known as the Dismal Border. And then, as though I was falling to my doom, all the other gardens I had ever visited flashed before my eyes in their manicured magnificence and I went back inside and made myself a cup of tea. Hard work and attention to detail will bring me the garden of my dreams but not today. I will start again tomorrow.