Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date;" William Shakespeare
Today in May the sun shines! It's hot: a day for being outdoors amongst the flowers. But our British summers are notoriously unpredictable and becoming even more so. So next time you find yourself indoors, looking out through a rain-spattered window, take a look at our "great British summer" on Londonart, to put you in mnd of the sunny, flowery days to come! From the quiet morning hedgerows painted in ink by Paul Kessling, you can experience the virtuoso watercolours in "Surfer" by Linda Griffin. Andrew Fitchett evokes the distinctive, lacy plant seen all over our countryside: the towering "Cow Parsley". Keeping it wild; one of our best sellers Oleg Riabchuk picks out poppies and dandelions.