Very often when people think of traditional cottage gardens they don’t realise that these gardens were made and tended by the exact people that you will see in this video which conjures up images of an idealised rural landscape on a hot summer’s day.Not so much about gardening, much more about the cottage gardeners who grew things to survive. Country living in times past was very different to nowadays but we simply love this old film of haymaking in 1904 and wanted to share it with you. Look at the way the children have no shoes on their feet – how things have changed!  You see the men and horses reaping and stacking as the village children play in the piles of hay, throwing themselves into the soft grass with happy abandon. The film will strike a chord with anyone who has read ever read Flora Thompson’s book ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’.