Monday, November 27, 2006

Roses, bulbs and books

Yesterday I planted three standard roses in the garden - we're laying out a rose bed and last month we ordered a dozen or so plants off the internet. Hopefully the rest of them will arrive early next month and we can finish the bed off before Christmas. The weather is so shitty at the moment though, and it's difficult to do anything without getting caught in a rain shower. It would be nice to get the 200 or so bulbs we bought last month in the ground so that we get a nice spring showing.

Today's ten books from the 1001:

Michael Ondaatje: The English Patient
Donna Tartt: The Secret History
Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride
Sebastian Faulks: Birdsong
Louis de Bernieres: Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Evelyn Waugh: Vile Bodies, A Handful of Dust
Aldous Huxley: Brave New World
Vera Brittain: Testament of Youth
J.R.R Tolkien: The Hobbit