‘Tis the season to pub garden. Actually it has just clouded over and our magnificent weather for the last couple of weeks have turned cold – but this reminds me of a pub garden truism. Never venture to outside drinking until at least May. This is based on sound meterological and astronomical fact. Not so much that it will be cold, windy and prone to changing “just like that” (though this is true). It is much more that the sun is actually very low in the sky still, most pub gardens have high walls and for a evening pint it is quite possible the garden will be fully shaded by time you get there. Of course your pub of choice may have those outdoor heaters – which will imrpove the temperature but frankly does very little for the environment (on both a macro or micro level). Follow the old addage and you will be fine: “no garden supping of stout til May is out.”