Thursday, April 19, 2012
8 metres in height .
Another day of chill winds and April showers . Apart from a trip to the bakers Wilf opts to spend most of his day in the kitchen where ' the font ' is making a blood orange cake .
Outside , Angus is planting a blue garden . There used to be a huge Ceanothus in the park facing Buckingham Palace . Thirty feet tall at least . An exotic mass of deepest blue amid the Royal Park Services tulips and daffodils. A haven for bees and butterflies. Four or five years ago it was cut down to the ground. We tried growing something similar in Scotland but the North Sea winds kept the poor thing permanently pruned to a lacklustre three or four feet .
There were two varieties of Ceanothus tree at the garden centre in Toulouse. One dark, the other light. The American Horticultural Society guide to plants say they both grow to 8 metres in height. We'll see.
Wilf wanders off to bed at ten . He sleeps all the way through to seven . The six weekly cycle finished , he's back in his really good place .