Many of us have been looking forward to this summer — for many it is the first chance to get away to the sun after two years of lockdowns and travel restrictions. The prospect of a flight to Europe has taken a grim turn, though, with news of cancelled flights, airport chaos and strikes.
Meanwhile the alternative of a holiday in our home country has been dampened by a pincer movement of train strikes and high fuel costs, with a litre of unleaded petrol now ?1.90. The cost-of-living crisis is starting to bite, but don’t despair. You could use what you save on trains, planes and automobiles to invest in creating the perfect holiday at home in your garden — one that will last longer