Stories from Cap and Kay
Cap and Kay are Greener Kirkcaldy members and gardening volunteers. Here are some lovely stories from their garden.
“THE WALLED GARDEN is off limits for a while but our own garden has plenty of pleasure and suprises for Kay and me. Bigfoot has come to stay and he might just be around for while. He looks out to our garden from a shelf in the conservatory holding a type fern we haven’t identified yet. But it has roots that look like hairy fingers which are busy crawling out of the pot. Shades of a bad science fiction film.”
“That is the story of our garden. If plants are bought, arrive by wind, or are just nameless, the’re welcome. Stay and have a home. A colourful and permanent resident (and my favourite) is the lilac in the back, sumptious and oozing with fragrance. It just grows and grows, and the bigger it is the finer it is. And wildlife itself makes an always suprising impact in this time of isolation.”
Crow stories No 1 – “He or she kept trying, and trying, and finally made it. The crow launched itself from the ground, flapped manicallly, and clawed a perch upside down on my suet feeder. A for effort.”
Crow stories No 2 – “Carol tells of the crow in the Walled Garden who takes his stale bread to the pond, dunks it, leaves it to soak, then retrieves the sodden slice. C is for cool.”
Crow stories No 3 – “Kay was putting away the hose at the door of the potting shed when a low voice said ‘Hello.’ There was no one in sight, but a crow was looking at her from the roof. Now the animals talk to us. It’s time for a walk . . .”