I went to see my friend Cottonreel today, we had a good chat and put the world to rights we enjoyed a coffee and then I made the mistake of going out to look at her garden which is looking lovely but, for weeks she has been trying to remove a huge root, so suddenly ther I am with a fork and spade in my hand digging around this root. Cottonreel is stood there being the forman and telling me how to do it and she suddenly said "Push it the other way so your weight is against it" so I did, I expect you can guess what happened next the root gave a little and I took a nose dive into the flower bed, there I am backside in the air covered in soil and where is cottonreel? yes thats right she doubled over and laughing so much she cannot get her breath, I said "Don't you dare get the camera" but she was could'nt move for laughing and as you know it is not easy to get up once you are down so as ladylike as possible I got to my feet. We went to the Garden Centre this afternoon and bought yet more plants and had Scones with jam and cream and a pot of tea. When we got home she had the cheek to ask me to plant a clematis for her Oh Well what are friends for.
The Earth Laughs in Flowers by Dawn Gerber
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