Most plant and seed catalogues come directly to my home for private delectation. A few are directed to work and are passed onto me with little comment except perhaps a passing remark about the picture on the front cover. Earlier this week Bosswoman greeted me, clutching one of these tomes of temptation saying “I have marked a few pages”. You may recall that The Lady of the House is indisposed at the moment (after her wrestling accident) and has a little more time on her hands (sorry hand) than usual. “Of course Your Ladyship” I replied, my face in rictus grin whilst my soul sobbed in anguish “let us look at which tasteful specimens you have chosen”. You will be pleased to hear that at this point I need not resort to innuendo or masked remarks at the risk of offending someone who pays my wages; each and every one were wonderful choices – cosmos, lavatera and penstemon, a woman after my own heart. They were also all pink. It will help to balance out my dark ways.