Colour on a grey day (145 days to go…)
by Max Akroyd
At some point – while I was filling pots of compost or strimming away the mortal remains of last summer or messing about for ages trying to perfect a stake for an insane goat’s tether – the post lady deposited a copy of this year’s Baumaux catalogue in our post box.
At nearly seven hundred pages, it’s as big as an unpopular town’s phone book. And it’s a welcome injection of inspiring colour on a mild but wild Breton day. You’d have to be even odder than I am to buy all fourteen varieties of lamb’s lettuce. But it’s good to know they’re there.