We decided to start work on renovating the planters at Preston Circus on the day when yet another gale was forecast. Last Saturday, winds reached 40mph in Brighton. And there we were, trying to dig in soil enhancer to top up the level of the planters and provide nutrients for the next season.
Buffeted by the wind, and with frozen fingers, we just about managed to get our eight sacks of soil into the two planters near the Duke of York’s cinema before we were surprised by icy hail, turning hands blue and noses red. We retreated into Moe’s Café for coffee – and tried very hard not to smear the new interior with soil and mud.
As we drank our coffee, the sun came out, then the sky darkened, then icy rain and fierce wind, and then sun again. The sequence just repeated itself throughout the afternoon. During a sunny period, I…
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