They got the tower out of its wraps just in time for my birthday.
It was worth the climb up to the top
to examine the new oak shingles,
although French not English oak, according to the rather
dispeptic guide at the bottom.
Apparently the newly restored flagpole
is planted over the clock mechanism
which is why it is forever 7 o'clock at Sissinghurst.
The raised troughs are exquisitely replanted.
My vote for best arrangement in a shell at the Spring Show went to this.
Although deluges have resumed we had a reminder
of what spring could deliver in the woods
on a perfect day at the weekend.
I found a tin of tomato seeds.
Is it too late?
It's hard to work up any enthusiasm for potting compost and seed trays.
Yours sincerely, wasting away.