27 March 2008

town boots, country boots

Every gardener needs good boots. I heard Bunny Guiness say on Gardeners Questiontime that well-made wellingtons should be seen as an investment not a luxury. Reader, I blushed. I had just lashed out £3.99 at Lidl for a pair which would allow me to walk through the manure puddle at Mudchute. Very cheap and nasty, but then I have never been fond of wellingtons. Although I admire the beautiful brown lace ups worn by Vita Sackville West ( you can see them if you visit Sissinghurst), I am much more of the Gertrude Jekyll persuasion myself. As you can see.

Then I noticed these in the kitchen the other day, abandoned no doubt just before dawn after a night at Slimes by my son. Perhaps he'll realise one day what he is missing and they too will become garden wear.


Kiosco Salo Concepción said...


Un saludo cordial desde Concepción, Chile.


Luis Roco C.
Kiosco Salo Concepción

colleen said...

Bienvenido! C