Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Who's Bean and stolen the string?

Well what a lovely weekend for working in the garden. They had predicted rain but none fell until sunday night. I managed to get a fair bit done not least mowing the lawn. I hate mowing the lawn although it always looks good when it's done (for about a day!). A friend of mine in Milton Keynes has astroturfed his, now there's a thought.

Amongst the tasks I completed has been planting my beans out. I like planting beans as it gives me a chance to be creative with bamboo and string.

Many years ago I worked in Bart's medical school in London. There was a retired professor attached to the department who was to say the least frugal. Each year about this time he would turn up in our lab with something that needed wrapping, this would require huge amounts of string (tape was offered but always rejected!). Off he would go really pleased with himself and we would know it was Bean planting time.

As I said the rain held off until Sunday night and yesterday and when it arrived it was really welcome as everywhere has been really parched.

The results are that everything is really coming to life, all the rape fields around the village are in full bloom. Oh to be in England's yellow and pleasant land.