However, the recent bout of sunshine after the rains has given the maize a much needed growth spurt and earlier this week my Boss decided the time had come to make the maze.
This, as predicted, involved he and Lovely Warden disappearing into the field of maize armed only with some string and a strimmer. After a couple of hours they re-emerged, caked in mud.
"Does it look like a badger?" I asked.
"Well, we simplified the design a bit."
McColleague and I had some concerns, so decided to test the maze ourselves before sending unwitting members of the public into it.
Note the badger motif (no longer rabid, thankfully).
There is a quiz sheet to go with the maze, with badger related things to spot en route. McColleague was in charge of that and duly ticked things off as we trudged along.
"I'm bored now," she said, some time later.
"What time did we come into the maze?" I asked.
We worked out we'd been at it for about 10 minutes.
Twenty minutes later we had reached the "Finish" sign.
"Well, that wasn't worth £2," opined McColleague.
I think I'll just put out a donation tin.