The above photos show: my back step, with an array of small pots, including a clivea, some Sth African star flowers and a Kalanchoe ( 'chocolate drops' ). A bromeliad with thorny spikes. An Aloe barbarae, wrapped in hessian. A pot with a succulent I've been calling 'Dead man's Fingers', which isn't. A small pot with Plectranthus argentatus ( Silver Spurflower ), and beside it, a small oak, grown from an acorn found in Woodend. Glaucium flavum ( Yellow hornpoppy ), in a state of retirement. One of several old taps. And last, a 'Glen Iris' brick, circa 1955.