Green is a Mean Colour

Green Thai village garden

It’s been a while. A long time coming. Nonetheless, 11 months on, Beyond the Mango Juice returns with a laid-back, cosy post – Green is a mean colour.

I’ve meant to put a post together for some time now but life and all its highs and lows got in the way. The peaks and troughs on the horizon have now levelled out. Life is sweet and routine once again. So, here we go, soft-sell keywords, basic SEO. Just a simple picture post.

Green is a Mean Colour – Perfect Wraparound

Beautiful green Thai village garden

Green is a mean, mean colour and summed up perfectly with photos from Wilai’s village garden. Peace and stillness abound. Green is very much a quiet and placid tone – the perfect wraparound. More so, ice-chilled in a hammock rocking on a sea of verdure.

‘All our wisdom is stored in trees’

Spanish moss in a lush green Thai garden

In this photograph Grandfather’s Beard (Spanish Moss – Tillandsia Usneoides) is the vanguard to ritzy greenery. Grandfather’s Beard are eye-catching ornamental plants and this is one of my favourite pictures. I’m shouting that loud and proud.

Green is a Mean Colour – Verdure Has Sprung

‘Under the warming, germinating sunlight, the verdure sprung’

lush green cocunut tree

‘The grass is always greener under a coconut tree’

The garden hammock pitches tranquil views. None more so than this. I’ve milked many moments gazing at this lush green coconut tree. A nice sight that leaks a small income stream. One of three coconut trees in Wilai’s village garden.

Thai village garden

Wilai and her garden coalesce like cheese and wine. Green fingers and hours upon hours of dedication. A fathom of water too. Devotedness to gardening which helps nourish her part-time flower business. Above all, a labour of love.

‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in’


lush green Thai garden tree
Green is a mean colour in the nicest possible way. How green does your garden grow? I’ll leave it at that.




I'm a sixty-year-old Englishman living in the town of Swindon in rural Wiltshire and I have a real deep desire to retire in Thailand one day. If you don't have a dream then you won't have a dream come true.

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