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.
The area before:
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
I was visited by a lovely group of 28 people who had come all the way from Holland. They were visiting gardens around England and had heard about my garden through the NGS.
They thoroughly enjoyed their visit, the weather was perfect and they thought the garden was lovely.
Get your diaries at the ready, because Freda’s Garden is opening up to the public this Summer.
Freda will be opening her garden with a full afternoon of musical entertainment on Sunday 1st July (2-5pm). This is always a popular event, and along with the new changes Freda has brought to her garden, this will be a truly wonderful afternoon not to be missed by both new and frequent visitors. Alongside the entertainment will be light refreshments, Freda’s art gallery (where visitors can purchase copies of her prints) and a variety of stalls. This year Freda will be raising money for the NSPCC.
Freda will then be opening her garden as part of the National Garden Scheme Open Gardens on Sunday 19th August (12-4pm). This will be an opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the garden in the latter part of the Summer. The afternoon will offer light refreshments to visitors, and again they will be able to visit Freda’s art gallery.