I would put out the red white and blue bunting, but it would clash with the green of my potting shed wall.
I have had these apple crates up for a few months now, and I have been pondering what to display inside.
But it didn’t look quite right just having empty things. It looked undressed. Or as Dad would say when he found a dog without its collar – in its pyjamas.
Step up my friend Caroline. She lives near Aix-en-Provence and sent up a lovely tray of succulents as a gift when her partner was last visiting his Dad next door.
I had first thought of using the lovely zinc planter I have. It housed tulips earlier this year. But Artur grabbed it first and wasn’t about to relinquish it.
There he is lying on the slightly cool compost. Takes all sorts.
Instead I had to reach around him and fill the pots with fresher compost and compose a few of each plant in the larger pots. And then dress them with gravel on the surface. A good water, let them drain and they were ready to place in my little theatre.
I’m quite pleased with the jumble. I’m less pleased with my photography skills. And the fact I didn’t clean that pot on the top left before I placed it on the shelf.
As a set designer, I’m not quite the finished article.