We found an abandoned terracotta dish during the holidays, propped up underneath the railway arches with an old hoover, two wooden boxes, a rice sack and a cardboard box. We brought home the dish (and the wooden boxes for the fire). John decided that the dish could be turned into a dry garden with some plants rescued from dusty school windowsills, a market stall cactus (gift from his mum) and bits taken from his existing gardens. The plants were well spaced as it doesn't take long for them to spread.
It was much admired by one of the cats.
The next day it was put out in our garden - it's been fairly mild here so it seemed a safe bet.
But I knew, I just knew, it would be too much for that cat to resist.