Her list of disasters was so much longer than mine, it made me feel quite good about the garden. Thank you, Mrs Walker.Reuse content
SUSAN WALKER of Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, writes in sympathy with my feelings about the August garden (Independent, 8 August). 'The hollyhocks have got the rust and shed nasty squishy dead flowers which I inevitably tread into the house. The roses have got black spot. The tobacco plants have got mould. Recent heavy rain shredded the petunias. The runner beans aren't setting . . .'