Pond Garden White Seat
My new white seat was a late 2009 Christmas present, from me to me. Oh - what a lovely gift - just what I'd always wanted! But seriously, this seat was a cut above my usual wobbly, crumbling sitting structures. I found the perfect spot, too - hidden behind the Moosey pond.
A Secret Seat
It's a shady spot for a secret seat, quite near to the Moosey gnomes who live by the water's edge. So a resting gardener should never feel too lonely. The cats already know about the seat - big Fluff-Fluff has found it and likes it!
When the seat first arrived I ran a small quasi-competition - different garden areas had to bid, or compete for the honour of having the seat. The Pond Garden won easily. Seats by water never fail to be inspiring. And I like my seats to have shade - I'm not a summer sun sitter.
White Wire Seat Behind the Pond
The view from the seat looks out over the water to the Pond Paddock. I've been gradually working on the shrubby garden area that surrounds it - at the moment there are lots of self-sown Pittosporums and the like. Alas, the Viburnums here suffer from silver leaf, with not enough sun, so I'm always trimming them down to the ground.
My Reading Seat Behind the Pond
Also some path work is required, to lead a visitor politely through the greenery to the white seat. At the moment one has to push rudely past a Hebe and flick a Pittosporum out of the way. No visitor would be that pushy!
Afternoon Lectures for Gnomes
Recently, a group of garden gnomes decided that mowing the lawns, digging the garden, and sitting on mushrooms twirling daisy flowers weren't stimulating enough activities. They've formed a Working Gnomes Club, and gather around the white seat to listen to visiting lecturers (me). Lots of fun!
Gnomes Around the White Chair