"The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti" *
A week or so ago (time flies) I visited the Thompson and Morgan Open Gardens and one of the plants I came away with was Viburnum Kilimanjaro Sunrise.
It is only a baby, it came in a 9cm pot so I popped into a new pot with a bit of fresh compost and put it into the Courtyard. It is not big enough to be out in the wide world of the garden just yet, it is a mere babe of a plant. It is a healthy little babe, even after the week or so I have had it, it is already producing new leaves.
As I was potting it up and letting my mind wander (as it does) I realised I was singing about Kilimanjaro rising above the Serengeti to myself. The wise words of the lyrics of 'Africa' by Toto. Now the clever clogs amongst you will start saying that you cannot see Kilimanjaro from the Serengeti but that, as they say, is not the point. The more I realised what I was humming the more the earworm embedded itself.
and there it is, fixed in my head. I only have to look at the plant and I am singing it again. So I thought I would share it with you, share the joy..........
"I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had"*
(*Written by David Gerges, Ken Kiprono Ring • Copyright © Spirit Music Group, Universal Music Publishing Group)