Posted: 19/05/2017 at 15:11
Absolutely. I know people who think buying ornamental plants is a waste of money and find the time and effort involved in making a garden and nurturing plants an utter waste. Our cattle farmer neighbours find us bizarre because we paid people to tow a trailer of plants behind their removel trucks and we use tap water to keep them going and buy compost to improve the soil for the ones we've already planted. They also though the rigid mesh fences we've had built to make a separate garden in the side were for the dogs. No - for supporting roses and clems and honeysuckle. Clearly we are deranged.
On the other hand, my old garden group friend who came to stay last night en route from Portugal home to Belgium is clearly delighted that I can tell her which plants in my new foliage border and those still waiting to be planted out came from which member of the group.
I have to say most art, especially religious and modern, leaves me cold and I don't like to be shouted at by modern music either but I wouldn't stop anyone else indulging as long as they don't inflict it on me and have earned their funds honestly.
On a brighter note, as I left for the SM raid yesterday I spotted a hoopoe fossicking about in the grass verge by our gate. Gorgeous..