He: - What shall we do with these old slates?
Me: - (slightly preoccupied) Oh I don't know - Do Something creative
He: - I don't do creative.
Me: - Well...... build a helix in that space in the bottom border.
Two days later
It looks like a very expensive piece of garden sculpture set on a stone plinth and I have a double helix that looks wonderful.
Clever man - good mathematical mind!
It's all about colour combinations in the garden at the moment. I call these my mucky poppies. I have been culling any reds out of the borders for the past eight years and still the odd one crops up, I love their tissue paper appearence especially when the sun shines through them - they are my first sight in the morning when I walk out of my workroom.
Orange, blue and dark, dark red I repeat this combo.all the time
I like to consider paint colour to show off my plants.
Everything is responding to the rain - that wonderful mass planting effect that I like is starting late this year because of the drought, but if this weather keeps up everything should knit together in a fortnight (just in time for my party).