The beautiful blue flowers, Roxanne Geraniums, are so prolific; they have certainly made themselves at home in the cottage border. As a child I loved the colour blue and had a bedroom themed with blue and brown flowered wallpaper (the epitome of good taste back then..really).
Years ago I recorded the song The Colour Of You with my brothers Phil and Ian. The lyrics to the chorus, ‘Blue, blue, blue is the colour of you’, were partly in reference to my own fondness for the colour. But it is also a nod to New Order and their song Blue Monday; bass player Peter Hook took a friendly interest in our band and, arranged for my brothers and I to record in his studio Suite Sixteen with engineer Rex Sargent. This was one of the songs we chose to do.
Under the name of The Gingerbread Tree we have amassed a large collection of songs and are now putting them out on our YouTube Channel. The Colour Of You is one of our catchiest I think and, appropriately, given where we recorded it, a bit of a homage to New Order.