I visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Singleton West Sussex) today. Despite being just past mid-summer, the weather was unpredictable with sharp showers, looming clouds and blasts of wind. In a few moments of sunshine however, I was able to enjoy the fantastic historic gardens, and their bounty of herbs and flowers, that nestle around flint-faced cottages. Wild roses rambled in the hedgerows and pear trees drooped over shady corners. Hardy geraniums softened stone steps and jostled around doorways with sweet rocket and hyssop, buzzing with bumblebees.