While I was digging in the front garden this afternoon it occurred to me that there are different types of gardeners. I am sure that this is not news to you but it was quite a revelation to me. There are those who enjoy the processes of gardening : digging, pruning, making compost. Other gardeners enjoy the nurturing involved : sowing seeds, pricking out, hardening off. There are the plant collectors who love plants which are new, rare or challenging to grow. I don't like digging, I am ruthless with plants that are idle or sickly and I don't feel the urge to have an auricula theatre so where do I belong? I think about gardening a lot but I am not sure that is an acceptable category. I enjoy design, using colour and form, making exterior space, so perhaps I am a landscape gardener on a micro scale. In other news the Hydrangea 'Annabelle' is covered with flower heads and is going to look spectacular soon.