Lady Mantle wanted a greenhouse. And what Lady Mantle wants she gets. Even if it means accosting a small child and his mother in a garden centre and demand that they give her theirs. This ‘gift’ was duly dismantled (get it dis’Mantle’d? such pun-ulicious brilliance) and transported back to the Estate. The base was laid and the construction of the glass jigsaw puzzle commenced, all without the benefit of the picture on the lid. Now the Crystal Palace is complete and very fine it is too. There may be a little more ventilation than it had at its last home, but I like to call that ‘personality’.
Lord Mantle is so much more than a pretty face. He has constructed two staging units from an old a pallet. Here the over-wintering residents will wait until spring, snug and warm. Very clever.
It didn’t taken Lady Mantle long to fill her new greenhouse.
She is now taking about an extension ……..