Or Curnow's sense of place with that of John Betjeman--redolent, indeed pullulating as the latter is with a social and aesthetic champagne that bubbles out of the most unlikely and lonely places, such as heather-roots and euonymus hedges, as if the drabbest
objects and artefacts of modern Britain were alive (as indeed for Betjeman they are) in the same way as its grand traditions: its Ascot and Beau Monde and the Changing of the Guard and Burke's Landed Gentry.
By carefully selecting colorful flowers from a long list of plants that include petunias, moss roses and ivy geraniums, homeowners can spruce up the drabbest
of areas with plants that thrive in baskets.
CAFE owners and ice-cream sellers were last night counting the cost of one of the drabbest
Easter Bank Holidays in living memory as rain and grey skies washed out trade.
England captain Andrew Strauss described it as one of the drabbest
Test matches he had ever been involved in to becoming one the most extraordinary.
It was the one cake guaranteed to brighten up the drabbest
maiden aunt's tea table in the monochrome Britain of the Fifties and Sixties.
But remember, colour is key to tiling and whether you go for a bold statement or just a splash of colour, tiles have the ability to brighten up even the drabbest
Gloucestershire breezed to 41 in their second innings before four wickets fell for 12 runs in the space of 28 balls to breathe some life into the drabbest
With none of the Big Four playing today it promises to be the drabbest
Match Of The Day since last week.
How on earth did this side play out the drabbest
of 0-0 derby draws with Middlesbrough only five days previously?
Yet four days later they were booed off by the same people after the drabbest
of goalless draws with Blackpool - their third in a row in the league.
You don't need to wash your hair to look good in them and the simple act of buying one pair can make the drabbest
day seem good.
Chelsea's away strip certainly has to be the drabbest
kit in the Premiership and they put in a first-half performance to match.
Any fantasies of a quaint, antiseptically clean Scandinavia are ground into muck; Sletaune must have gone out of his way to film at the city's drabbest
, most depressing locations.
A dash of colour in drabbest
state IF the world's youngest dictator Kim Jong-un, 28, had a lavish wedding the rest of the world was not even treated to one photo.
They can be used to cover up any bare soil between mature shrubs with classic plant combinations such as Bergenia crassifolia, Erica x darleyensis - known as Arthur Johnson - and Hedera colchica, or Sulphur Heart, to create impact at the drabbest
time of the year.