Back in the mists of time when I first started blogging...well May actually, but who's counting...I, in my innocence, created this blog under my own name. At the time I didn't even notice that most bloggers write under pseudonyms. Up until now it hasn't bothered me, but I have a new client who is so completely off the wall that I'm convinced I could simply write up a transcript of our conversations and get it accepted for a new sit com ...or at the very least for the sometimes God-awful 6.30 comedy slot on Radio 4.
On the extremely unlikely off-chance she reads gardening blogs (she got rid of her computer because it attracted too much dust) I can't write in too much detail about the surreal meeting I had with her recently, but I'll give you this little taster.
Client: I want to do something really radical with this space
Me: Perhaps you'd like to take a look at these (hands over a file containing images of plants, buildings, garden styles, textures, shapes, blah, blah, blah)
Client: Yes, that one
Me: That's Versailles
Client: I'm not sure about the water
Me: But it's Versailles. It's in the file to inspire and give an idea of....
Client: Could it have some sort of cover over it?
Me: It covers more than 100 acres
Client: Well obviously not that big
Me: I thought you might be interested in these (points out some very nice designs of courtyard gardens). They're about the same size as...
Client: There are a lot of corners. I much prefer the open feel of this.
Me: Maybe we could...
Client: Do you topiary?
Me: Well yes, but...