Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:21
For me it's both of those instances, and all the other little times that someone remembers to ask how someone is if they've been under the weather, or remind them to pack a smile in their bag on a tough day, and the kindness of gifts of plants and seeds arriving in the post.
Also the patience of everyone - many have answered questions about how to grow tomatoes, sweet peas, or potatoes, and how to prune a climbing rose, time after time, but no one ever says "Oh for goodness sake, just use the Search".
And also the way everyone remembers that gardening is meant to be a pleasurable experience and they take on the cheering up of people who've had disasters with slugs or weedkiller or children sitting on a precious plant.
It all just goes to prove that gardeners are very nice people