Friday, 16 April 2010
Garden furniture (2): The garden table
I am often asked about my garden furniture; in fact you could describe it as a bit of a local tourist attraction. I often see people stop outside my front gate and stare at the goings-on in my garden (though it's usually that next door neighbour of mine up to his old games again).
But I digress ... due to the public demand that I reveal the secrets of my garden table, here it is! As you can see, the tabular bit of it is a very large cheese savoury biscuit. Which someone left on the lawn. For a while we thought it might be a millstone, as they look something like that, and then we thought a tractor might have lost a wheel in an OK Corral-style shootout (you get a lot of those round here) and then we realised its true nature. By the time we'd realised, a quite sizeable sapling had grown through the middle and - hey presto! - the garden table was born! In the summer, the leaf growth provides a suitable canopy for anyone not wishing to get a sunburnt botty.
Guests are invited to take a little nibble of its abundance, but for some reason none of them have done so yet. Still, all the more for us, eh? The more perspicacious among you will wonder how I manage to drag a middling-mature tree out of a potting shed; in fact, the potting shed is built in situ around the table and provides a nice little folly in an otherwise dreary winter scene.
By the way, I think I'm really beginning to get the hang of these talent-free cartoons, but I had to work at it.