There may be some pillaging and general marauding. The tower may or may not get burnt down and looted. So I’m worrying about the lawns, naturally.
This weekend sees the Tower hosting potentially our largest event ever with several thousand people per day tromping over my lawns. The event in question is the Valhalla Festival of Muscle and Power. Which looks like fun, although perhaps not the sort of thing you’d expect to find happening at Layer Marney Tower. I was tempted to go along and see the strongmen and vikings for the fun of it, but I’m not sure I could bear to see that many feet scuffing up my turf, which is admittedly not the best turf ever anyway.
I shall sit and contemplate the seedheads of this beautiful Clematis tangutica from my own garden, sip some wine and try not to think about it.