Alex was made redundant from his top City job a year ago and is moving into the pretty Lodge Lane in the village of Hartfield to downsize and release some capital. At 49 his chances of getting another job in London are looking slim. He moves in with his Bentley, his wine cellar and no sign of a plan B.
His neighbour, Chloe, is a European Fund Manager with a divorce behind her and a male dominated City career ahead of her. Her jet setting lifestyle gives her plenty of excuses to face facts; she’s lonely.
On the other side, Becky has been moved into the lane by social services with her two year old to escape her violent ex. Life is pretty difficult for Becky but gardening is a joy to her and with her green fingers the garden is where her heart sings.
The other side of Becky you’ve got Sheila and George, lived there forever and George is now retired. And that’s the problem for Sheila. Finally they have to face up to the cracks in their marriage and for Sheila it proves a difficult journey.