I have had my normal life (not that I ever have one of those!) disrupted since Thursday, and this will continue until 17h00 tomorrow.
On Thursday, after kid collection, I had to load various things we needed for the Durban and Coast Horticultural Society’s stand at Durban’s Sustainable Living Exhibition. Loading and carrying a miniature garden designed and created by Much Better Half and her sister was quite an exercise. The purpose of this display is to demonstrate the various disciplines that come into play when creating a pleasing garden. Things like balance, scale, movement, grouping, and texture must all be considered.
As soon as we set it up, and armed only with a Leatherman and some sticks, I created the pergola. This pic was before a bit of fine tuning, but gives an idea. Actually, it has attracted quite a lot of interest and has been photographed a lot.
Then I set up the screen and the projector for our looped Power Point shows of Garden of the Year competitions and other things of horticultural interest.
After that I had to do some editing. I looked at the freshly-erected signage (arranged by the Durban Corporation). ‘We have to kill an Al,’ I announced, ‘because we have one too many.’ The sign read, Durban and Coastal Horticultural Society’. Some scraping while balancing on a chair murdered Al No. 1.
On Friday I was there helping to fine-tune and deal with public until I had to shoot off to fetch granddaughters and one school friend from their respective schools (and watch R do Swimming Squad practice at her one).
Today was sports day for young J, so I was at that, and taking pictures until the last event J was in (tug of war – her team won), and then back to the show.
Tomorrow I am due to be on duty from 09h00 to 17h00 at the show, after which I should feel a bit gardened-out. Much Better Half has had to opt out of the whole exercise. She has been fully occupied staying in bed and trying to get rid of a nasty attack of the lingering flu doing the rounds at present. I fear I may have the beginning stages.