I would like to thank Sue Goodger for bringing along her Bromley U3A gardening group of 54 people this week; the weather was perfect and everyone said they enjoyed the afternoon.
I even gave a little talk to the group about my garden.
It was bothering me for a while, the empty patch at the back of the Orchard, so earlier this month I decided it was time to add a bit of interest and colour to the area.
After clearing the area and plotting out the bed, I chose the following plants:
- Buddleja candy pink and sky blue
- Achillea violet and pink
- Penstemon red and violet
- Sweet William
We have another lovely day of weather for my first National Garden Scheme opening of the summer. It was a quieter affair to the previous week, so visitors were able to take in the full glory of the garden.
The garden was again brought to life with live music from the wonderful Vocal Eclipse and local musicians which included Frank McConnell. The Scratch Band. Keith Halford
Derek McGonigle and Ivan & Freda.
Another afternoon enjoyed by all.
I will be opening again on Sunday 19th August, 12pm – 4pm. Please note this is the same weekend of the Biggin Hill airshow, but traffic should have quietened down by the time we open. We also might get to see the Red Arrow fly by, as they often circle the sky around Biggin Hill for the show, and in previous years they have flown directly over the garden![Click on image to enlarge]
We had another fantastic day in the garden on Sunday 1st July 2018 for our annual Music in The Garden event. We were again very lucky with the weather, which was fantastic and had approximately 218 visitors on the day.
Also thank you to the ladies running the stalls and who gave their time and the lovely ladies who kept us all refreshed with delicious tea and cakes.
Together we raised over £1,800 for the ed the garden and for the NSPCC.
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I have been busy adding new features to the garden and this week I have finished digging out and planting in a new flowerbed in the Orchard, just outside my greenhouse.
I felt the orchard needed a little extra feature to it, especially as I have already added some flowerbeds to the side.
I am very please with the outcome.
Freda will be opening up for garden in aid of the NSPCC.
There will be live entertainment from:
- Westerham Local Vocals
- Local crooner Peter Sinclair
- The Carefree Singers
- Santino on acoustic guitar
- Freda & Ivan on accordion
There will also be a small art exhibition, various stalls and light refreshments available throughout the afternoon.
The garden will be open from 2pm until 6pm.