A garden’s quite an asset.

The other night, I was binge-watching The Durrells, I couldn’t help myself, I just had to, I had fallen in love with their place by the sea, their entire living situation in Corfu is totally gorgeous, much more than the family itself, they’re really lovely but also quite odd, truth be told, I wouldn’t have watched the entire first series in a row if it hadn’t been for their garden, as a matter of fact, I’ve started wondering if our garden has the same effect on people, do they only come to visit for the oleanders in bloom, I would get that, I was most attracted by the ones in the Durrell’s garden, they were most beautiful, and do they endure our conversation over tea only for our hydrangeas, just as I was enduring Lawrence Durrell’s obnoxious love for his morning gown only for his family’s olive trees? Is our garden an escape for our friends where our presence is being tolerated just as long as we keep serving drinks, just as I was tolerating all this English eccentricity when escaping to Corfu last night, a place that’s actually Greek, not English? It’s hard to say, I guess. But I better keep the garden in shape, otherwise I’ll end up as a hermit.

7 thoughts on “A garden’s quite an asset.

  1. The TV adaptation of the The Durrells is quite something. It’s almost cinematic. I think I’ve fallen in love with the villa and the aspect to the sea. I could happily be a hermit there – living a simpler life. :–)

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  2. I’m probably the only person who hasn’t seen the TV series because I love the original book, My Family and Other Animals, so much that I’m afraid any screen adaptation will be a disappointment. But that doesn’t prevent me from thoroughly enjoying your description and the glimpses of this wonderful garden paradise.

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