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For me, more than any activity, gardening highlights the speed at which time disappears.  Having forgotten to write my gardening diary, I am reliant on the dates on last year’s seed packets to remind me of the planting day and possible weather conditions, but there is no accurate record of whether I chose a particularly sunny day, or simply had nothing better to do.  So I resolve to be better with my personal gardening record (and have a shiny red book in which to write) and I also resolve to be better with the blog, and post more peculiarities, especially since Metis looms and I barely entered a post on our particularly peculiar garden there last year.

Perhaps I should also be  more aware of the creeping familiarity of time and the pace at which peculiar features of my garden become commonplace – until someone points out just how odd they are:  The rusty, twisty  metal plant, the black steps, the bright red bean frames, the strange, modern design…

We feel incredibly lucky to have been invited to return for the 11th Festival at Metis, and will be finishing, pimping and preening, and hopefully blogging about the garden ready for the opening on the 26th of June.


21.07.09 Front Garden with bus

Despite running off to Canada and Cornwall and leaving the garden to its own devices, we are gearing up for opening the garden for the Yellow Book on Saturday August 8th, 2pm to 8pm.  Maybe some of the daily commuters who have chanced to smile at the beanpoles that match their bus, will stop and visit.   The reality is that I am talking to , urging and cajoling the pants into luxuriant growth – and squishing snails.  Some are determined to show off now, well ahead of time.  Perhaps they know that on the day it will rain…21.07.09 Tigridia 2