The Secret Garden
but finally decided on something different (well, you know it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind... often...)
for the last month there has been lots of plant-gathering and hiding, and organising pick-ups of various items and everyone trying not to breathe our secret to hubby before his birthday.
for two days we've been digging and raking and digging and planting and digging and arranging and digging and watering and planting and digging and watering and getting The Secret Garden ready.
all the plants have white flowers: we have *five* dietes grandiflora growing along the fence, and some ficus growing up it, four camellias in the corners, and a sweet-smelling gardenia between two of the three park benches and beautiful little curly grasses around our focal point: the pond, which has a *fountain*!!! and sprinkled amongst the river stones are delightful little creeping grasses which have tiny white flowers with *five* star-shaped petals.
this evening we all sat out in The Garden, listening to the tinkly sound of the water singing along to our chatter and norah and foo's virginia moon.
and even though there's no koru path like we originally planned,
R14 has kindly lent us the one she made recently for a school project.
i'm ok that The Secret Garden has taken us this long to finally finish, cos my best projects all took nine months to incubate before we got to meet them...
thanks so much to all the willing helpers: you know who you are.
this is the H'official H'invitation to come and drink a glass of bubbles and share some moments with us over the summer months X