From the book by Reginald Arkell, adapted for the stage by Alfred Schaughnessy. Starring Christopher Robbie.
This one-man play is the story of octogenarian Bert Pinnegar, who reminisces about his life and work that began as an under-gardener, and culminated in his appointment as Head Gardener on the estate surrounding a country manor house. It is a beautful monologue, set in an old potting shed, and the play conveys the magic of time long past when gardeners worked their way through an apprenticeship scheme. Equally poignant is its reminder of how life was to change irrevocably on the country estate following the First World War.