Wellies adorned with stripes and spots are on sale at B&Q and I think I did really well to come home without a pair. My heart skipped a beat when I saw what I thought were giraffe print wellies. I walked past, glanced back, paused and retraced my steps to ummm and aaaah. I even went so far as to try one on (a bit snug in my usual size 4 with my extra pair of allotment socks already on). Maybe a size 5? I picked up another pair to check the label and read ‘Size 5 leopard print‘. And back on the shelf they went. An easy mistake to make mixing up your animal prints in the flush of excitement at spying giraffe colours. I don’t suppose anyone else would have realised either if I had got them. But I would have known and it would have been like settling for a rice cake when you really want chocolate. And of course there’s the small fact of not actually needing them: my 5 year old green wellies, also purchased from B&Q, are doing a fine job of keeping my feet dry inspite of being stored in a shed with no roof. As long as I remember to do this and check for spiders before I put them on it’s fine! While I was at B&Q I had a look at the sheds and daydreamed about which little hideaway I’d choose if I found a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to buy a shed (after buying a house with a cottage garden to put it in!). Maybe a nice little potting shed? Or a Wayne Hemmingway designed storage shack? Or perhaps a summer house for snoozing and entertaining in between digs?
And if I really had money to burn perhaps I’d bring a bit of cheek to the plot by getting one of these Butt Butt’s for collecting the rainwater from my shed/shack/summerhouse…
What would be on your gardening wishlist if you found a pot of gold?
© Wayne Hemmingway and B&Q for shed and waterbutt images used
(sheds shown: Corner potting store, Tridoor bikestore, Corsica summerhouse )