and the winner of the Garden Bench giveaway is one Long Haul Trucker, who sent in a comment a mere 2.5 hours before the contest ended! That's randominity for you...congratulations LHT, and I'll be in touch.
Thanks to everyone who entered, and most especially those of you who 'delurked'. The pleasure of the contest for me was seeing who more of my readers are. I wish I could give you all a garden bench and a quiet garden history chat upon it.