A Garden in Lockdown

John Waller writes: In 1982 we bought a derelict house from the estate of Dr. Roles, the founder of the Study Society. In the jungle of a garden was a man meditating.

By 2014 the garden was restored and we went on our first world cruise to Japan and China. By 2020 the garden was again in need of much work. In March, returning from our last world cruise, to South America, just the two of us used the lockdown to restore it: my wife Jannie, with one new knee, cannot dig but knows all about flowers; I know nothing about them but have a spade, like my ancestors. Two of our grandchildren, Sean and Jade, cannot fly home to their parents and come to live with us.