Following on from the last time that I displayed my rear, may I present the current state of affairs here at the DeVice Mansion:
Yes, it's a garden update in preparation for The Very Mistress's 9th Annual Garden Photos Event!
Above are my pineapple lilies, Eucomis comosa "Sparkling Burgandy", lounging about on the paysho. I bought one in 2014, which has produced a new bulb every year since then (those of you who can do maths will know that I now have five!). To the right are the seven foot sunflowers, and below, the rest of the rear garden.
Oh, and so as not to shock you, the purple ring - you'll be pleased to hear - is not mine. All will be revealed with a stroke or two of your scrolling finger(s)!
|This delightful Black-eyed Susie was a gift from a friend (ignore The Mother's bottom on the right)|
|My shady area behind the garage is coming along well|
And now for the main attraction (and what an attractive ride this is!):
|Here's Rob showing off his purple ring|
|Looking EXTREMELY handsome with his adorable Winston|
|Cute with a cauliflower|
|Don't worry. I don't think anyone's proposing an enema with that thing|
|Northern Queen (the lettuce, not Rob. Although, he does live in Sheffield...)|
|Pulling one off (a leek flower, or somesuch)|
|I don't know if this is a grimace or a smile, but just look at the size of his tuber!|
|Shirt off for Naked Gardening Day!|
He used to be (maybe still is?) cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic; he won the BBC Allotment Challenge in 2015; he's a regular columnist for a couple of gardening magazines; and is a pretty, pretty face for Dobies of Devon for which he is a heritage veg enthusiast, seed guardian, and horticultural expert.
I won't be making any impromptu trips to Sheffield, however, as Rob already has a boyfriend.