Some grass verges are looking parched now and common
ragwort is springing up in rough grassland and on embankments.
a break from scanning drawings for my book I join Barbara and her
mum for a coffee and a panettone (toasted Italian tea bread) at
the Café Nova in the Yorkshire Mill. Amongst
the pillars, clothes racks these shop dummies seemed like the most
appealing subject to draw.
'Maybe if you're looking for paradise,' said Joe Swift,
concluding his Gardener's World programme on the history
of walled gardens last week, 'you don't have to look too far, maybe
it's in your own backyard.'
This clothes post is in my mother-in-law's back garden, down by
next door's flowering currant and the hedge of hawthorn and elder
growing on an ivy-covered bank.
Richard Bell, email@example.com