Elizabeth offers Jill some plants from the Orangery for Britain in Bloom. Jill’s relieved to be there for tea, temporarily escaping Lynda and the final preparations for judging. Elizabeth is delighted that the UK Vinyards Association were complimentary during the recent wine tastings. Jill’s pleased. However, her pleasure turns to annoyance when Elizabeth criticises David’s handling of the situation at Brookfield. The icy atmosphere is broken unwittingly by Hayley who wants to leave work early to shop for Phoebe’s bedroom makeover.
Jennifer makes useful suggestions to ease the burden of Adam’s ‘to do’ list. She also offers to speak to Brian about getting a replacement driver. Later on a buoyant Brian informs Jennifer that the purchase of Valley Farm is looking good, and he’s sorted the driver situation.
Ian helps Adam to harvest the cherries. Adam is distracted, keeping his eye on Pawel, a wayward picker. As they share a companionable lunch, Adam admits to Ian that it’s good to be back at work. He feels lucky to have such a good bunch of pickers this year. Ian argues it’s not luck but Adam’s skill as an employer that’s responsible. Ian thinks David should stand firm and give evidence against the attackers. Adam wonders how on earth he’s going to tell Ruth.
WRITER: Carolyn Sally Jones