Saturday we opened the garden in support of the National Gardens Scheme.
The day had a promising start with bright sunshine and not a cloud in the sky but the humidity heralded the torrential rain and thunder storm that was to hit mid-afternoon.
Some came armed with umbrellas and rain coats and some with nothing but a positive attitude and much laughter as they resigned themselves to getting absolutely soaked through!
Huge thanks to The Pot Place for loaning five ’emergency’ hanging baskets. We had ordered some self watering ‘cup and saucer’ ones which have an inbuilt reservoir and only require watering twice a week, but they didn’t arrive and the courtyard wouldn’t have looked as good without the lovely flowers.
Thanks go to Phil’s Mum who helped with last minute weeding, tidying and ticket sales and his Dad who counted legs, divided by two and kept the visitors entertained in the garden.
Thanks also to our lovely friends who paid to come in although they have seen the garden many times before.
And we get to do it all again for NGS on Sunday 11th June 12-5pm … hope to see you then!