Last Sunday we had the garden open again under the National Garden Scheme (NGS = the “Yellow Book”), together with another garden in Boston Spa. We had over 300 visitors, of whom 175 purchased their tickets from us. We also served tea/coffee and cake (we had helpers!). On Monday we had another 35 visitors from the University of the Third Age. Overall we raised £700 for the NGS and the charities they support, plus £750 from the cakes and Monday’s visitors, which we are donating to the Samaritans in memory of our good friend John, plus another £200 from the plant stand, which went to Horticap. Not a bad day!
The garden was looking good, though we wished it had been about two weeks later – the aquilegias and the hostas, the banksia rose and the peonies, would have been out then. Still, we didn’t get any complaints, so it was all good.
The photo is from the side of the house, with the “white garden” in the foreground.