The greatest challenge to Mr Leathley’s order comes from a developing social revolution – women working the land. This threat is epitomised by Rose, a lively mother from the village who comes to work in the gardens, responding to a direct appeal from Lady Harewood. Rose faces many challenges from Mr Leathley, who seriously underestimates her strength and willpower.
Rose is determined to prove him wrong, working hard to sow more seeds, grow more plants and harvest more crops than her male counterparts.
Eventually, Mr Leathley is forced to swallow his pride and accept that women are just as good at gardening as men.