So far in my life, my anti-gardening filter screen has worked well and I have spent as little time as possible out there but now I can't get enough of it.
There was even a day when I was out there at 7.45 in the morning before the day got too hot.
Even crazier than this, I have subscribed to a weekly gardening magazine. I eagerly await its arrival and then devour it ferociously as if it were a tasty titbit.
But there is method in my madness.
Having a weekly magazine means that you are kept informed and up-to-date about what needs doing in the garden at that particular time of year.
Even more important, it is a weekly prod to get up off my backside and get on with it - in the rare cases when my wife has neglected to do so already.
So as I often say - I love gardening - I could read about it for hours.