We have been watching Monty Don's "Gardeners World" on BBC and have admired his stainl.ess steel garden tools. D. has a dream that the s.s. spade will slip through our soil like butter, just like Monty's (fat chance: ours is either concrete or porridge, depending on the weather!) I blogged about our favourite garden centre in Chipiona some time ago, where we'd last seen such indulgent tools, so we set off today and got totally sidetracked at the luscious display of shrubs, trees, flowers and this stunning sculpture. We'd already spent our budget but fell in love with this, so put a deposit on it to collect another time. We are now wandering round the garden trying to find the ideal spot for all our purchases.
We already have magenta, white and golden ice plants, so were delighted to find a deep purple and pale lilac to add to ours, plus a fabulous nemesia (picture another time). What a great day it's been.