Hot lazy days. Gardening gets you away from the computer. The smells of earth, compost, straw, fresh basil and tomatoes. Visits by Maria and Aanya and young Rufus from Balmain. Gilbert from Dulwich Hill arrives with a bike trailer, self sufficient, intent on scent. Installs a curry tree, a lemongrass border. Surprises: sunflowers growing themselves. Diego takes to the mowing. Some sort of animal helping itself to the tomatoes. Too many radishes, thin them out. Watermelons starting to emerge. Mustard greens gone to seed, shake them in a bucket, gather the seeds, plant them again in old cardboard toilet rolls. A new blackboard for local communication.