New monkeys abound. Our first monkey of 2015 is L93 in Forefield Lane in Crosby. Well done to Agent Jane who is doing good work up in north Liverpool.
And another first – for my friend Carly, who spotted a young tree whilst out walking the pram with her new baby Matilda. She told me she’d seen it in Camp Hill. So, me and Bren duly set off – with our eyes peeled of course – I was sure that it would be located in the sunken garden.
But it wasn’t. After a few moments I then remembered the walled garden, yes a secret garden that I’ve hardly ever visited.
We slip through the doorway, and here we are in a small neatly tended garden. It has the remains of a floral clock, just visible on the photograph on the left. And, it also has a monkey:
Nestling quite happily in quite an exotic planting with Cortaderia, Phormium and yellow Carex.
So well done Carly! Carly has spotted a few monkeys in Liverpool, but so far they’ve always been included already, so this was a first for Carly. So that’s two monkeys in L, the Liverpool postcode. Liverpool is the largest catalogue collection. Liverpool has an awkward postcode boundary shape so is on two maps – most are on the part that I’d call ‘Liverpool’:
And yes, there’s the two in Everton with a grey box – we’ll come back to those. But first, for the completist – here are the rest of the L monkeys – they are north into Maghull, Ormskirk and Burscough, which I think of as Lancashire rather than Liverpool. Interestingly they all straggle along the A59.
That’s not to say there aren’t any elsewhere in that area though…
Anyway, now we’ll go to Everton. I was recently sent a lovely tree on Everton Road by Patricia in north Liverpool – another first for her. I happened to be in the area this week for work, and saw ‘her’ tree. When I got back in my car I looked up and saw another tree in a back garden – L94 – you can see the Everton Water Tower in the background. And L89 was visible from where I was standing. So, a happenstance monkey.
So we start 2015 with 805 monkeys in the catalogue. Good work everyone.