“I’m so sorry I haven’t sent you the cheque, Benjamin, I’ve been busy”!
But we have been exceptionally, frantically, unbelievably busy with the fun that is TheBigForest and lots of important things, of advantage to us, have been left undone. TheBigForest hut is looking like a hamster lives there with drift of papers and materials and the garden is a jungle, we need to get a grip.
I recall about ten years ago when natural planting began to appear at Chelsea Flower Show. Weeds within a garden scene became acceptable, a signifier of casual beauty rather than neglect. But however stunning a drift of buttercups look in the order of a Chelsea show garden, in our own patch they are clearly taking over, and so we strode out in to the sunny garden early this morning, in our pyjamas, to reclaim some order.
I should have taken more photos before we started for although the Heuchera can probably be heard the breadth of blog-land thanking us for releasing it from under a mat of Ranunculus Repens some of the beauty went too as we tidied and ordered and pruned. There is lots more to do and the photos shouldn’t be studied too closely as there are weeds and lots of oddities on show (we have a small field of oats and wheat where the seeds from the bird feeder fell during the Winter and we are loath to pull them up as they look so beautiful) but then designing the banner for the re-launch the Etsy shop called, along with some fantastically good Illy coffee and making a ball of the skein of wonderful Wibbo’s Works sock wool we won yesterday at the Brighton Bloggers meeting.
Maybe we will get back in to the garden after our Sunday lunch? Maybe………..