Peas in a Pod

My brother is five years younger than me and likes vodka, gardening, and red bull, though not necessarily in that order. He lives in the countryside, so I visited him yesterday to see how he and his garden were getting along. As you can see from the pictures, things are blooming great. He’s been tending the garden for a few summers now and has been particularly busy this year. The main garden is in front of the house and you can actually see forty shades of green there. It’s got cabbage, courgettes, cauliflower, peas, potatoes, lettuce and gherkins and one or two other vegetables as well

In front of the house, the flowers he planted in the ground and in baskets are far more colourful. It was a bit cloudy yesterday, so the images here don’t do the garden justice. My brother gave me loads of spuds, onions and zucchinis for my journey back to Limerick, so I’m off to figure out how to cook a ragoût. My brother’s a little camera shy when he hasn’t had any vodka and red bull, but he did let me take loads of photos of his garden. I’ve also included a song about horticulture at the end. Yes, I know there are no such flowers at my brother’s place, but I never promised you a rose garden

Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson