an eye for the mundane

Monthly Archives: May 2009

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like many gardeners, greys court use CDs to scare the birds off.  it’s nice to see the evolution of these CDs over time.  years ago they were mostly AOL CDs.  there was only one this time.

the rest were giving subliminal messages to the plants:


we have movie themes


summer hits (hoping for some sunny vegetables)


two lots of christmas music


and the classics


i suspect the tomatoes will love this ultimate disco cd


kezia spotted this no 1 selection


but the most disturbing was this one at slug height by ‘savage garden’



i took the girls to two mazes on bank holiday monday.  the first one was the saxon maze at the herb centre


jane and i visited this place before we were married and the hedges were just starting to become established.  back then you could see over them and easily work out where to go.


these days the hedges are tall and strong and i couldn’t see over.  they have also got thicker meaning some paths which look like dead ends actually have vital paths off at the end which you can miss.


i did what every father should do and challenged the girls to a race to the middle.  they ran and i walked.  tortoise and hare style (hair style?).  anyway, they must have done the length of the maze about 4 times to my one as they ran in every direction at the same time, often popping out right in front of me and screaming in delight/fear that they were ahead / i was near behind


eventually we made it to the middle.


after a few minutes the girls set off back in to the maze to finish it the tricky way whilst i chose the short cut route


after the blind excitement of the saxon maze we went to the maze in greys court.  There’s absolutely no way you can get lost on this one.


interestingly the greys court maze is dated 1981 whilst the saxon maze is from 1991.  and only a couple miles between them. fancy that.

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