Hugh was keen to show Darrell all the other fruits, apart from his grapes, that his garden had yielded, and although it was Hugh’s “man that does” who had actually done all the tilling, sowing and reaping, Hugh said that it still made him feel very at one with the soil, even if his diamanté wellies with cute suede tassels had not actually been any where near said soil!
Naturally to Darrell, the idea of having your own home grown potatoes, onions etc. was incredibly romantic, especially when you have a man “that does” to “do” them for you ……..
……. and, in some small way, he hankered for a little soil of his own to perhaps plough, harrow and scatter himself ……
…… until he was bought back down to earth when he complimented Hugh on his very uniform mushrooms, only for Hugh to tell him, with a bit of a cough, that they were actually part of his order from Tesco!
But the eggs were all Hugh’s, and that he hoped Darrell would avail himself of a box or two at the end of his visit, as there were only so many that Hugh could eat ….. even when, as he was, currently, on the showbiz hard boiled egg diet!
In the garden too Hugh’s trees were bowing under the weight of his apples …….
But what Hugh particularly wanted to show Darrell were his courgettes, which he said, for some reason, had got slightly out of hand ……….