Friday, 15th July 2005


clothes post


Some grass verges are looking parched now and common ragwort is springing up in rough grassland and on embankments.

dummiesAs 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. Next Page

Richard Bell, richard@willowisland.co.uk