My flight was diverted because of a storm. At Tokyo airport flights were being cancelled because of typhoons. This isn’t a surprise- we were warned that the first ever Gardening World Cup was being staged in the typhoon season. Here at Huis Ten Bosch conditions are relatively calm, although the rain is fierce and the humidity high. These aren’t ideal conditions for building a show garden but the workers are nothing daunted and show complete confidence that they will get the job done on time. This photo shows work underway on building the foundations for the loggia in my show garden.