Not really! But these examples of ‘wall art’ were an ideal addition to the woodland edge side of the Wall – and at a bargain price which did not involve even the batting of an eyelid. If you are in the UK and have access to a JTF discount warehouse do go and have a look as there are bargains to be had, as long as you remember that prices are shown excluding VAT. We went in for junior hacksaw blades and came out with gravel trays and potting-on pots for the new half-greenhouse, another water butt, two willow obelisks, four of these wall art treescapes, other bits and bobs – oh, and some hacksaw blades! Admittedly some things were in their clearance sale and I can’t guarantee you will be able to get your own wall art for £3.97 +VAT!
Thank you for your concern about the Golfer’s exploits on the roof – it is a case of ‘needs must’ as the crumbling of the joint between our roof and our neighbour’s (an awkward ‘valley’) has meant water seeping into both properties, and the quantity of recent rain of course exacerbates this as well as making working conditions difficult. With barely space for him to work I can be of no practical use other than issue moral support and make the occasional drink. Before he was abandoned for my other commitments today I managed to complete my hour’s birdwatching for the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch count which finished better than it began, including by the end Mr and Mrs Blackbird, 8 sparrows, 12 blue tits, 2 great tits, 3 greenfinch, 2 chaffinch, Robson Robin, 8 long tailed tits and at the very last minute our greater spotted woodpecker (if you haven’t seen Jessica‘s wonderful photos of her woodpecker then do have a look). Wisely, most were preferring the feeders sheltered by the Clematis montana covered old apple tree, a choice not available to the Golfer….