I promised to come clean about the gorilla, so here goes. To read the whole story, please see my blog.

 

This weekend is the Wivenhoe Open Gardens, and I agreed to include my Boat For My Potplants among the 26 gardens taking part.

 

As well as having a display of REAL and ARTIFICIAL plants and flowers, against the better judgement of a peeved 'Erindoors. But once she got into the spirit of things she suggested that we get a gorilla for it.

 

'Don't be daft', I said. 'Folks will laugh at me.'

 

She muttered something inaudible under her breath.

 

I considered things for a moment.

 

'Brilliant! And we can have palm trees and everything. We can call it 'Gorilla In The Midst Of The Wivenhoe Open Gardens'.

 

Sometimes I even surprise myself with how my brain works.

 

So, I'm off now to Mill Race Garden centre to borrow a gorilla, and then to B&Q to borrow some palm trees.

 

Just another normal Wivenhoe day.